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Music Production/Business Edu Complex in Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by WSDG

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Article source: WSDG Walters-Storyk Design Group

A global research university with over 24,000 students, Drexel University is one of America’s 15 largest private universities and ranks among the country’s top 100 institutes of higher learning. “Student response to Drexel’s unique Music Industry program has grown exponentially since it was introduced in 2001,” says Allen Sabinson, dean of Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. “We recognized the need to expand the popular recording, mixing, production facility to effectively support the two tracks of our popular Music Industry programs Recording Arts & Music Production (RAMP) and Music Business. In the spring of 2017, after a $4.5 million fundraising campaign, Drexel engaged WSDG Walters-Storyk Design Group to design its 21st -Century audio production and education complex.

Drexel_Ext, Image Courtesy © WSDG Walters-Storyk Design Group

  • Acoustic Consultants: WSDG Walters-Storyk Design Group
  • Project: Music Production/Business Edu Complex in Drexel University
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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New V and W Buildings in Wuppertal, Germany by slapa oberholz pszczulny I architekten

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Article source: slapa oberholz pszczulny I architekten 

The new buildings that now house the University of Wuppertal’s chemistry, biology and engineering sciences departments have created a new architectural focus on its Grifflenberg Campus. The building complex, designed by slapa oberholz pszczulny | sop architekten, provides a landmark entrance to the campus’ central institutional buildings, which lie grouped along the central avenue of the campus.

Image Courtesy © B+E Fotografie

  • Architects: slapa oberholz pszczulny I architekten
  • Project: New V and W Buildings
  • Location: Am Grifflenberg, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany
  • Photography: B+E Fotografie
  • Developer: BLB Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Team: Lothar Simonis, Jochen Solbach, Jörg Hartig, Katharina Kirstein, Martin Kluth, Frank Vollmer, Linda Wachs, Adam Zaporowski
  • GFA: Approx. 28.500 m²
  • Competition: 1st price 2011
  • Work phase: 1-9
  • Completion: 2017

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WSU University Center Expands Higher Education in North Puget Sound Region, Washington by SRG Partnership, Inc.

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Article source: v2com 

Designed by SRG Partnership, the 95,000 sf Washington State University (WSU) Everett University Center is the first building of a new branch university campus which dramatically expands access to higher education in the North Puget Sound region with concentrations in science, technology, engineering and math.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

  • Architects: SRG Partnership, Inc.
  • Project: WSU University Center Expands Higher Education
  • Location: North Puget Sound Region, Everett, Washington, USA
  • Photography: Benjamin Benschneider
  • Client: Washington State University
  • General Contractor: Hoffman
  • Construction Company: MEP Engineer— McKinstry
  • Structural Engineer: — KPFF Consulting Engineers
  • Landscape Architect: — Site Workshop
  • Project End Date: August 2017

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Media Library and University Residence in Aix-en-Provence, France by ANMA

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Article source: ANMA

This operation, which forms part of the Mirabeau Campus Plan, describes three complementary university programs – a media library, a restaurant, and a residence- that must be linked, but each has their own identity and operational autonomy. This multiple programming plays, simultaneously, with the imbrication and the distinction with regard to the existing building and its specific image.

Image Courtesy © Guillaume Guérin

  • Architects: ANMA
  • Project: Media Library and University Residence
  • Location: 348 Avenue Gaston Berger, 13090 Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Photography: Guillaume Guérin
  • Team: Valérie Dubois, Jean-Pierre Buisson, Etienne Challet-Hayard, Alice Perugini, Virginie Mira, Ronan Le Hyaric
  • Clients: Rectorat de l’Académie Aix / Marseille
  • Completion Year: 2016

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University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) in Norway by Snøhetta

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Article source: Snøhetta 

Snøhetta has completed the new Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) of the University of Bergen. This open, robust and interactive building gathers KMD’s 350 art and design students under one roof, while simultaneously connecting the faculty and the city of Bergen.

October 11 marked the official opening of the Snøhetta-designed Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) in Bergen, Norway. Replacing the former Bergen Academy of Art & Design (KHiB), the new KMD has undergone a historic fusion, assembling the previously scattered faculty buildings under one roof. This new 14,800m2 cross-disciplinary faculty is now the second largest cultural building in Bergen after the 1,500-seat Grieg Concert Hall.

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Majewski Photography

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Project: University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) 
  • Location: Bergen, Norway
  • Photography: Tomasz Majewski Photography

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Aalto University Main Building in Espoo, Finland by ALA Architects

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Article source: ALA Architects

Dipoli, the listed iconic and experimental student union building of Helsinki University of Technology designed by Raili and Reima Pietilä and completed in 1966 has gone through a complete renovation and gotten a new life as the main building of Aalto University. The building reopened for fall semester 2017.

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: ALA Architects
  • Project: Aalto University Main Building
  • Location: Otakaari 24, Espoo, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo, Marc Goodwin
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Aalto University Properties
  • Team: ALA partners Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta and Samuli Woolston with Toni Laurila, Pekka Sivula, Simo Nuojua, Lotta Kindberg, Tiina Liisa Juuti, Marlène Oberli-Räihä, Mirja SIllanpää and Sari Vesanen
  • Collaborators: Workspace (office space concept), Creadesign (service design), Kristo Vesikansa (conservation), Ramboll Finland (building services engineering), Palotekninen insinööritoimisto Markku Kauriala (fire safety), Vahanen Group (structural design), Tuuli Sotamaa (interior design), Helimaki Acoustics (acoustics design), Suurkeittiö-Insinööritoimisto Rita Pulli (kitchen design), NCC Building (main contractor)
  • Status: Completed, the building re-opened for fall semester 2017

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A. Alfred Taubman Wing, University of Michigan by Preston Scott Cohen, Inc.

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Article source: Preston Scott Cohen, Inc. 

Introduction:

The principal goal of the new Taubman Building is to create a new center for the school, a space called the commons, which will enable new forms of collaboration between faculty, staff and students and between the Architecture and Planning programs.

Image Courtesy © James Haefner

  • Design Architect: Preston Scott Cohen, Inc.
  • Project: A. Alfred Taubman Wing, University of Michigan
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Architect of Record: Integrated Design Solutions
  • Photography: James Haefner
  • Client: A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Owner: University of Michigan
  • Total construction cost: $22,600,000
  • Gross square footage: 36,000
  • Total project cost: $28,500,00
  • Completion date: September 2017

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The Administration Building Of Fpt University in Hanoi, Vietnam by VTN Architects

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Article source: VTN Architects

The FPT Technology building is part of the first stage of a larger master plan to convert the university to a globally competitive environmentally conscious university. The building acts as a gateway to the campus and the green façade clearly dictates the future direction of the campus. Since FPT University offers Information Technology (IT)-related courses, the campus is designed to maintain a healthy balance between physical and virtual environment, as well as to improve our relationship with nature. As the building is the first stage of the expanding university it has been designed to be adaptable in it program to accommodate the varying programmatic requirements of the future.

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Oki and Hoang Le

  • Architects: VTN Architects
  • Project: The Administration Building Of Fpt University
  • Location: Lang Hoa Lac, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Oki and Hoang Le
  • Client: FPT University
  • Principal Architect: Vo Trong Nghia
  • Associate Architect: Vu Hai
  • Interior design: group 8 asia
  • GFA: 11,065 m2
  • Status: 01.2017
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FOM University – New building for the FOM Hochschule in Düsseldorf, Germany by J. MAYER H.

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Article source: J. MAYER H.

The non-profit FOM University is Germany’s largest private university. With over 24 study centers in Germany and abroad, FOM university enrolls more than 21,000 working students, trainees and apprentices. The new building of the FOM University Düsseldorf provides the necessary space for the ever-increasing numbers of students.

Image Courtesy © David Franck

  • Architects: J. MAYER H.
  • Project: FOM University – New building for the FOM Hochschule
  • Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Photography: David Franck, Patricia Parinejad
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, InDesign, Photoshop
  • Client: BildungsCentrum der Wirtschaft gemeinnuetzige GmbH (Education Center for Trade and Industry), Essen
  • Partner in charge: Jürgen Mayer H., Hans Schneider
  • Project team: Ana I. Alonso de la Varga,  Mehrdad Mashaie, Wilko Hoffmann
  • Architect on site: Starmans Architekturbuero, Aachen
  • Structural engineer: Thomas & Boekamp Ingeniuergesellschaft mbH, Muenster

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Aalto University, Otakaari 1 in Helsinki, Finland by Architects NRT Ltd

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Article source: Architects NRT Ltd

The former main building of the Helsinki University of  Technology took on a new role when three universities  were merged as Aalto University in 2010. The Otaniemi  Campus designed by Alvar Aalto was chosen as the shared home of the Aalto Schools of Engineering, Business and
Arts & Design.

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: Architects NRT Ltd
  • Project: Aalto University, Otakaari 1
  • Location: Otakaari 1, 02100 ESPOO, Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Software used: ArchiCAD versios 13-16 and we also used several other programs for text editing, listings, and layouts.
  • Detailed information: Former TKK main building Original design by Alvar Aalto 1964 Phase 2-4 renovation
  • Client/Contractor: Aalto University Properties Ltd.
  • Project acquisition method: Bidding competition 2009

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