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Element Suzhou Science and Technology in Town Suzhou, China by Aedas

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Article source: Aedas

Designed by Aedas, Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town opened its door to welcome international guests. This first Element hotel in Asia Pacific is well integrated into the green surrounding while maintaining its architectural presence.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Element Suzhou Science and Technology
  • Location: Town Suzhou, China
  • Project Design Director: Yu-chieh Chiang
  • Client: Suzhou Science & Technology Town (SSTT)
  • Gross floor area: 27,255 sq m
  • Completion year: 2015

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Svalbard Science Centre in Spitzergen, Svalbard by JVA

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Article source: JVA 

The new building is connected to a small existing university.

Image Courtesy © JVA

Image Courtesy © JVA

  • Architects: JVA
  • Project: Svalbard Science Centre
  • Location: Spitzergen, Svalbard
  • Building type: University / Museum
  • Client: Norwegian Directorate of Public Works
  • Size: 9.000 m2
  • Schedule: Finished 2005
  • Consultants: AS Frederiksen, Erichsen og Horgen as, Grindaker as, Monstad as

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Agora Szeged in Szeged, Hungary by BAHCS architects

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Article source: BAHCS architects

The architectural programme of the Agora project – a center for the promotion of local innovation – is manifested in a building unifying four different functions, three of which are linked to science and research: Computer-science history exhibition, Informatorium (demonstration space of the latest information technology) and a demonstration laboratory presenting experiments in biophysics. Our client decided to add the youth center of the city to the programme as well in order to introduce the younger generation as the main target group to the world of science and technology.

Image Courtesy © Zsolt Frikker

  • Architect: BAHCS architects
  • Project: Agora Szeged
  • Location: Szeged, Hungary
  • Architects: András Báger, Csaba Helmle
  • Fellow Architects: Gabriella Antal, Nóra Báger, Balázs Turai, Tamás Tóth
  • Photography: Zsolt Frikker
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: Municipality of Szeged, Hungary
  • Total net floor area: 7240  m2
  • Construction cost (landscape included): net 2 billion HUF
  • Graphic design: Balázs Vékes
  • Interior design: György Frank, Péter Fábián
  • Landscape architecture: Gábor Szabó, Nóra Zámbó
  • Electrical planning: Ferenc Németi, Bogár Péterné, István Csányi, János Somogyi
  • Mechanical design: Zoárd Mangel, Zsolt Kovács, Attila Kerék
  • Public utilities, road planning: Erzsébet Bombolya
  • Structural design: Roland Ambrus, Tamás Méri
  • Building structures: Péter Handa
  • Contractor: KÉSZ Építő Zrt., László Szalados CEO, Péter Kondorosi project director, Gábor Urbán site manager
  • Competition First Prize: February 2009
  • Licensing plan: May 2009
  • Construction plan: April 2010
  • Opening: December 2012

The Solar Science Center by Michael Jantzen

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Solar Science Center is a conceptual design proposal for a large solar powered structure dedicated to the science of the sun and to all of the technology used to harness its energy for the good of all of humanity. The Solar Science Center features a 160 foot tall central cone shaped structure, topped with a large array of photovoltaic solar cells, which track the movements of the sun throughout the day. This sun tracking array is the primarily power source for the science center.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: The Solar Science Center
  • Status: Unbuilt

Science and Technology Center in Beijing, China by BL/KLM ARCHITECTS

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: BLKLM Architects

Science and technology evolve at an astounding rate. They are in constant motion and change, with such fierce speed that both surprises and excites. The non-stop evolution is boundless, and it gets faster and more dynamic every day.

Companies, industries, laboratories and research centers devote energy and make investments to discover new ways to enhance and consolidate a variety of products in general. The spaces that showcase scientific and technological progress have become hubs of social interest, where MAGIC and FANTASY of the near yet unknown future attract like a magnet that boasts an amazing array of features.

Image Courtesy © ATELIER FEDERICO RAPONI

  • Architects: BL/KLM ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Science and Technology Center
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: ATELIER FEDERICO RAPONI
  • AUTHORS: BL/KLM ARCHITECTS, BAUDIZZONE LESTARD / KLM KELLY LESTARD MALDONADO ARQUITECTOS, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
  • LOCAL CONSULTANT: DIAGONAL ARCHITECTURE DESIGN AND CONSULTING CO. LTD
  • SURFACE: 26.000 SQM
  • PROJECT YEAR: DECEMBER 2011
  • FIRST PRIZE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: NOVEMBER 2012
  • COLLABORATORS: ARQ. MATIASVERDI, ARQJUAN IGNACIORUFFA, ARQ. MARIANA ODORICO, JEREMIAS THOMAS, FERNANDO SCHAPOCHNIK, LUCIANO CAPACCIOLI, ARQ. DARIO STORMINSKY, MATIAS LASTRA, ALEJO NAIPAUER, GABRIELA AXELRUD
  • STRUCTURAL CONSULTANT: ING. ALBERTO FAINSTEIN
  • SUSTENTABILITY AND LEED CONSULTANT: ESTUDIO GRINBERG
  • Software used: Autocad

Math+Science Complex in San Diego, California by McCarthy Building Companies

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Article source: Kutch & Company

SAN DIEGO – (December 10, 2013) –McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (www.mccarthy.com), one of the nation’s leading education facility builders, has completed construction for the new 206,000-gross-square-foot, four-story Math+ScienceComplex in the heart of San Diego Mesa College, located at 7250 Mesa College Drive in the Clairemont area of San Diego, Calif.

Image Courtesy © McCarthy Building Companies

Science Town in Guangzhou, China by Spark Architects

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Article source: Spark Architects

Located at the heart of East Guangzhou’s Science Town district Spark’s project comprises a retail street and a SOHO residential development. A contemporary interpretation of the Xintiandi (Heaven on Earth) urban village a car-free shopping, eating and residential district is composed of 2 storey shop lots that face the highway and a central alley and public square. The shop lots serve as a mixture of convenience stores, cafes and restaurants with outdoor seating located in the sensitively landscaped streets.

Image Courtesy © Guangzhou Vanke

  • Architects: Spark Architects
  • Project: Science Town
  • Location: Guangzhou, China
  • Photography: Guangzhou Vanke
  • Project Director: Stephen Pimbley
  • Project Architect: Wenhui Lim
  • Team: Carlo Joson, Cynthia Liau, Rafal Kapusta, Conyee Chan, Jessica Leong, Darmaganda, Mark Mancenido, Marc Zara
  • Client: Guangzhou Vanke
  • LDI: The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Guangdong Province.
  • Construction Started, Completed: 2011_Nov-2012_June
  • Total GFA (sqm): 33,000m2

Science Centre AHHAA in Tartu, Estonia by Künnapu & Padrik Architects

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Article source: Künnapu & Padrik Architects

The Science Centre forms a joint whole with the earlier Tigutorn (Snail Tower). The idea of Tigutorn’s design was a cosmic spiral, whereas the Science Centre rests on the shape of Vesica Piscis, known in sacred geometry, which has been hidden in the design’s main image. The Centre constitutes the roots of the spiral tower. The cupola, half-cupola, globe and box together produce a constructivist composition, where the connecting elements are vertical communication shafts and horizontal spans, which can be observed both inside and outside.

Image Courtesy © Arne Maasik 

  • Architects: Künnapu & Padrik Architects
  • Project: Science Centre AHHAA
  • Location: Tartu, Estonia
  • Photography: Arne Maasik
  • Programme: Planetarium, science theatre, cafe, shop of tools and books of science, lecture room, hall, laboratory, workshops for constructing and repairing exhibits, cloakroom, information desk and ticket sale
  • Structural Engineering:  DMT Insenerid  [Daimar Taalfeld, Marek Siim]
  • Area: 10130 sqm
  • Design Year: 2008
  • Construction Year: 2011
  • Interior: Laika, Belka & Strelka OÜ [Tea Tammelaan, Krista Lepland, Malle Jürgenson]
  • Roof Engineering: AS Nordekom [Project Manager: Peeter Voovere]
    AHHA roof was recognised by IFD (International Federation for the Roofing Trade) with Best Metal Roof 2011 Award upon completion in Dublin, Ireland.

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