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Maersk Tower in Copenhagen, Denmark by C.F. Møller Architects

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects

The Maersk Tower is a state-of-the-art research building whose innovative architecture creates the optimum framework for world-class health research, making it a landmark in Copenhagen. It aims to contribute positively by linking the University of Copenhagen with the surrounding neighbourhoods and wider city.

The Tower is an extension of Panum, the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, and contains both research and teaching facilities, as well as a conference centre with auditoriums and meeting rooms, connected to the latest technology. With its easily identifiable and dynamically curved shape, the 15 storey research tower stands as a sculptural linchpin for the University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, whilst equally forming a visible link between the city and the North Campus.

Image Courtesy © Adam Moerk

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Maersk Tower
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Adam Moerk
  • Client: The Danish Property Agency for the University of Copenhagen; supported by the A.P. Møller Foundation
  • Collaborators: Aggebo&Henriksen, Cenergia, Gordon Farquharson, Innovation Lab
  • Landscape Architect: SLA
  • Engineer: Rambøll
  • Size: 42,700 m2 (24,700m² laboratories, offices and shared facilities and 18,000 m² foyer, canteen, auditoria, classrooms, plant)
  • Year: 2010-2017


Toi Ohomai Health Sciences Building in Rotorua, New Zealand by MOAA Architects

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Article source: MOAA Architects

In 2012, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology held a design competition by invitation for their new Health Sciences Building. MOAA Architects in association with DCA received first prize. Following award of the project, extensive stakeholder consultation began in order to redefine what was a very traditional brief for teaching of specialist nursing education.

Image Courtesy © MOAA Architects

  • Architects: MOAA Architects
  • Project: Toi Ohomai Health Sciences Building
  • Location: Rotorua, New Zealand


Life Sciences Incubator, Utrecht Science Park in The Netherlands by Mecanoo architecten

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Article source: Mecanoo architecten

With its wide variety of distinct buildings, the Utrecht Science Park is a microcosm of modern architecture. To fit into its surroundings, Mecanoo has designed the new Life Sciences Incubator (LSI) with horizontal layers, while the detailed glazed facade adds a unique touch.

Image Courtesy © Mecanoo architecten

  • Architects: Mecanoo architecten
  • Project: Life Sciences Incubator, Utrecht Science Park
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Client: University of Utrecht
  • Project management and cost consultant: Giesbers Ontwikkelen en Bouwen, Wijchen
  • Structural engineer: Croes, Nijmegen
  • Mechanical and electrical engineer: DKC, Nijmegen
  • Consultant acoustics, building physics and fire safety: LBP|Sight, Nieuwegein
  • Main contractor: Giesbers Ontwikkelen en Bouwen, Wijchen
  • Programme: 6.200m2 of offices, laboratories and an atrium with meeting spaces, BREEAM Outstanding
  • Design: 2013
  • Realisation: 2014-2015


Ivanhoe Grammar Senior Years & Science Centre in Doreen, Australia by McBride Charles Ryan

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Article source: v2com

McBride Charles Ryan of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, has been announced as the winner of the WAN Colour in Architecture Award 2016 for their Ivanhoe Grammar Senior Years & Science Centre, a project that places a vibrant and engaging use of colour at the heart of the design concept.

Exterior, Image Courtesy © John Gollings

  • Architects: McBride Charles Ryan
  • Project: Ivanhoe Grammar Senior Years & Science Centre
  • Location: Doreen, Australia
  • Photography: John Gollings


Orona Ideo in Hernani, Spain by Xabier Barrutieta Architects

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Article source:  Xabier Barrutieta Architects

Orona IDeO – innovation city is the flagship design of the new extension of the Technology Park of San Sebastian (Hernani, Basque Country, Spain). The purpose of this project is to house the company´s Innovation Ecosystem, which stands out as it brings together different synergetic activities –business, technology canters and university-. The project is an answer to the need of common networking space of an international company, creating a place that is both a flagship and a common home for its more than 4,500 employees and a hub for researchers and students on elevation, urban mobility, energy and eco-technology branches.

Image Courtesy © Agustín Sagasti

  • Architects: Xabier Barrutieta Architects
  • Project: Orona Ideo
  • Location: Technology Park of the Basque Country, 20120 Hernani (Gipuzkoa), Basque Country, Spain
  • Photography: Agustín Sagasti
  • Total built surface area: 49,950m2
  • Building period: 2012 – 2016


Mathematics: The Winton Gallery in London, UK by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

It is a wonderful coincidence that we started work designing the Science Museum’s Mathematics Gallery in the bicentennial year of the birth of Ada Lovelace, a pioneering woman in the history of computers and of ‘poetic science’. Her inspirational influence on our approach to the design of the project, from inception to completion, cannot be overstated. Just as her Notes unravelled the abstract world of the analytical engine and its logic to generations beyond, we hope the design of the Mathematics Gallery complements the curatorial ambitions to inspire and engage further generations with the instinctive and physical aspects of mathematics. Collections like those housed within the Science Museum in London are instrumental in allowing the human mind to explore the many dimensions of innovation. The new group of objects on display in the Gallery is meticulously curated to narrate seemingly everyday moments in innovation driven by mathematics.

Image Courtesy © Luke Hayes

Image Courtesy © Luke Hayes

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Mathematics: The Winton Gallery
  • Location: London, UK
  • Photography: Luke Hayes
  • Project Team:
    • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
    • ZHA Director: Charles Walker
    • ZHA Project senior associate: Bidisha Sinha
    • ZHA Project associate: Shajay Bhooshan
    • ZHA Project team: Vishu Bhooshan, Henry Louth, David Reeves, Nhan Vo, Mattia Santi, Sai Prateik Bhasgi, Karthikeyan Arunachalam, Tommaso Casucci, Marko Margeta , Filippo Nassetti, Mostafa El Sayed, Suryansh Chandra, Ming Cheong, Carlos Parraga-Botero, Ilya Pereyaslavtsev, Ramon Weber
  • Consultants:
    • Structure: Arup
    • MEP: Arup
    • Lighting: Arup Lighting
    • Project Manager: Lendlease
    • CDM: Gardiner & Theobald
    • Cost consultant: Gardiner & Theobald
  • Construction Team:
    • Main contractor: Paragon
  • Floor area: 913m²
  • Design competition win announced: 10 September 2014
  • Gallery opens to the public: 8 December 2016


Astronomical Observatory YEPUN in Bío Bío Region, Chile by SUSANA HERRERA & FACTORIA

Sunday, December 25th, 2016



The reconciliation between tourism and communities has transformed Lake Lanalhue into a natural, economic and political resource. We are aware of being part of  our own time and place, in the Arauco province  where tense ancestral and  historical demands are taking place,  a complex period in many aspects, and instead of avoiding the implications that this entails, we decided to face this period by contributing from what we know best, and this is to act from within the territory with the architecture that makes us the most sense, that is the architecture whose action transforms and summons the encounter of worlds that at times seem so distant, but that share a specific place of the planet, a common place in the Cosmos.



  • Location: Region of Biobío, Lake Lanalhue QUELÉN Tourist Center, Chile
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dS Max, Rhino
  • Project Team: Rodrigo Troncoso, Diego Triviño, José Miguel Heras, Gonzalo Escudero
  • Graphic Design And Astronomical Management: Marcelo Cifuentes
  • Strucural Project: José Nicolás Durán
  • Construction: Quelén Construction Limitda
  • Year: 2016


Science Island: An Emphatic Approach to Nature in Kaunas, Lithuania by Alper Derinbogaz

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Article source: Alper Derinbogaz

Science Island is a project in Kaunas, Lithuania designed as an icon of the paradigm between the natural landscape, mankind’s intrinsic curiosity of the complexity of the universe, and the responsibility human have within it by Alper Derinbogaz. Its ultimate aim is to achieve a high quality physical and intellectual access, establishing itself as a landmark institution in the dissemination of knowledge about the world, and have its architectural syntax play an active role in the interpretation of that knowledge.

Image Courtesy © Alper Derinbogaz

Image Courtesy © Alper Derinbogaz

  • Architects: Alper Derinbogaz
  • Project: Science Island: An Emphatic Approach to Nature
  • Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Design: Alper Derinbogaz
  • Team: Sevki Topcu, Selcuk Kismir, Thibault Jalby, Ecem Cinar, Seda Duran, Ayse Tugce Pınar, Aygul Cinar, Deniz Karadere, Ali Asad, Mažvydas Samuolis
  • Consultant: Transsolar
  • Project Area: 9000 sqm
  • Design Completion Date: 10.09.2016


The National Science and Innovation Centre in Kaunas, Lithuania by Architects of Invention

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: Architects of Invention 

Cityscape – urban integration

This proposed design for Science Island creates a marked but porous division between a newly created urban environment and existing parklands. In keeping with the Science Centre’s emphasis on environmental matters, this design provides a natural barrier across the island to preserve the purity of the park. The orientation of the building allows for a fluency of movement via bridges – the existing pedestrian bridge and a new south-bank bridge – connecting the island to the old-town and expected future developments in South Kaunas. To minimise car traffic, we have kept the Science Centre as close to the Žalgiris Arena as possible. Since most visitors to Žalgiris Arena arrive in the evening from 20h, we propose that this existing car park be available to Science Centre visitors during its daytime opening hours. Deliveries will be restricted to the East side of the island. The building’s main principle is to divide the island into two parts – the landscape and the hardscape.

Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

  • Architects: Architects of Invention
  • Project: The National Science and Innovation Centre
  • Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Team: David Tsanava, Dominykas Daunys, Bathilde Hamonic, Nikoloz Japaridze, Anton Khmelnitskiy, Vano Ksnelashvili, George Nishnianidze
  • Consultantants: Engenuiti, structure, HED landscape, DSA engineering
  • Budget: $20 mil
  • Size: 13000 m²


Lecture Room Building. Science and Technology Campus of Linares in Jaén, Spain by García Torrente Arquitectos SLP

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: García Torrente Arquitectos SLP

At the height of the financial crisis, the Science and Technology Campus of the Linares Foundation decided in 2008 to cope with the different settings and industrial dismantling of the region, with a project that will promote research and innovation and the development economic and social revitalization of this ill treated and deprived  neihgborhood. A project has come true thanks to the unwavering support of all social, economic and political leaders in the region.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

  • Architects: García Torrente Arquitectos SLP  (Marisol García Torrente, Ubaldo García Torrente)
  • Project: Lecture Room Building. Science and Technology Campus of Linares
  • Location: Jaén, Spain 
  • Photography: Fernando Alda 
  • Promoter: Scientific-Technological Campus Foundation of Linares
  • Building engineer: Cristina Rodriguez Sanabria
  • Architect colaborators: Isabel Mota Pernias, José Rincón Calderón, Curro Rodríguez, Salvador López Cervantes, Esaú Vázquez Rodríguez
  • Security and health issue: Baluarte Architecture and Security
  • Builder: Acciona S.A.


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