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Campus Repsol in Madrid, Spain by Rafael de La-Hoz

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: Rafael de La-Hoz

The new Repsol corporate headquarters, by the Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz, receives LEED Platinum certification as one of the most sustainable buildings in Europe

The highest distinction for newly constructed buildings is awarded by the prestigious U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED NC (New Construction and Major Renovations) certification guaranties that the entire building has been designed and built according to the most demanding sustainability criteria.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

SANTO TOMAS PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTE – FIRST STAGE in San Joaquín, Chile by enrique browne y arquitectos asociados

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Article source: enrique browne y arquitectos asociados

The plot is located in a corner of the busy Vicuña Mackenna Avenue, on which an elevated metro runs. Located in front of the site is the largest Campus of one of the most important universities in the country. Its main access is on the diagonal to the site of the Santo Tomás Professional Institute. Another important issue is the oppressive presence of a metro station of 150 meters in length, located in front of the site with the height of 4 floors. The only visual relief occurs at the corner of the site, exactly on the mentioned diagonal. It was thus decided to access the Institute on that axis.

Image Courtesy © Enrique Browne

  • Architects: enrique browne y arquitectos asociados
  • Project: SANTO TOMAS PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTE – FIRST STAGE
  • Location: San Joaquín, Chile
  • Photography: Nicolás Saieh and Enrique Browne
  • Collaborating Architects: Felipe Combeau, Tadea de Ipiña, Olimpia Lira, Cristóbal Teixido,  Gonzalo De la Parra,  Josefina del Río, Carolina Rocco.
  • Function: Educational Infrastructure
  • Site Area: 9861,5 m²

Built Area:  

  • First Stage: 8106,8 m²
  • Second Stage: 10288,3 m2 (Under Construction
  • Total Floor Area: 18395,14 m2
  • Stories: 4
  • Structure: Armed Concrete, Steel

Completed Date:

  • First Stage: 2010 – 2013
  • Second Stage: 2013 – 2014 (Under Construction)
  • Client: CFT-IP Santo Tomás
  • Interior Design: Browne & Swett Arquitectos
  • Landscape Design: Browne & Swett Arquitectos
  • Building Company: EBCO
  • Structural Engineer: R.G. Ingenieros Asociados LTDA,  Jorge González and Juan Espinosa
  • Technical Inspection and Supervision: IBLOCK  Willy Herrera
  • Acoustics: Delta Acústica
  • Illumination Project: Paulina Sir First Stage/ Alejandra Ramos Second Stage

Years:

  • First Stage: 2010 – 2013
  • Second Stage: 2013 – 2014

Paradise Valley Community College Life Sciences Building in Phoenix, Arizona by Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Article source: Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects

The Paradise Valley Community College Life Sciences Building features state of the art instructional facilities for science labs and classrooms, facilitating inter and extra-departmental collaboration between faculty, staff and students throughout the building and site with sustainable and responsive desert architecture.

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

  • Architects: Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects
  • Project: Paradise Valley Community College Life Sciences Building
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona,U.S.A
  • Photography: Bill Timmerman
  • Software used: REVIT.
  • Building Area: 35,000 GSF

UNIVERSITY OF TARTU NARVA COLLEGE in Estonia by Kavakava Architects

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Article source: Kavakava Architects

New university built into destroyed old town area records both the absence of the Old Town and it’s rebuilding.

Context

Narva is a border city between Russia and Estonia. Prosperity of the city was in 17th century, when under the Swedish reign new baroque-style city center was developed. The Old Town was destroyed during WWII and after when it was demolished and replaced with modernist city. After the war local people were not allowed to return to the city, new habitants were brought in from Soviet Union.

Image Courtesy © Kaido Haagen

  • Architects: Kavakava Architects
  • Project: UNIVERSITY OF TARTU NARVA COLLEGE
  • Location: Raekoja plats 2, Narva,  Estonia
  • Photography: Kaido Haagen,  Anu Vahtra
  • Client: University of Tartu
  • Interior design: Hannes Praks
  • Structural engineer: Maari Idnurm, Siim Randmäe EEB OÜ
  • Building neto surface area: 4741m2
  • Project time: 2005 – 2012
  • Plot surface: 2 812m2
  • Built surface: 2 109m2

Historic Buenos Aires Building Revitalized As Di Tella University Campus Alcorta by WSDG

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Article source: WSDG

A once grand, but long-abandoned, state building, has been reclaimed as the new Di Tella University Campus Alcorta in Buenos Aires.  A work in progress since 2004, the ambitious re-development was designed and coordinated by RDR Arquitectos, an architectural  firm with offices in Argentina and Switzerland. The multi-national, Walters-Storyk Design Group provided integral acoustic design and consultation, and played a key role in the project’s audio/visual and interactive technology system integration.

Image Courtesy © RDR Arquitectos

  • Architects: RDR Arquitectos
  • Project: Historic Buenos Aires Building Revitalized As Di Tella University Campus
  • Location: Alcorta, Buenos Aires

The Check Point building in Tel Aviv, Israel by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Article source: Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

The planned Check-Point Building for the Faculty of Computer Science and for science-oriented youth is located in the center of the campus, between the buildings of the Physics and Mathematics Faculties  and the Dan David building. The building is designed to enable separation between the two groups of users, and yet to encourage informal meetings between them, by allowing the joint use of some facilities, such as the auditorium and large classrooms.

Image Courtesy © Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

The State University of New York at New Paltz by ikon.5 architects

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Article source: ikon.5 architects

Objective

The State University of New York at New Paltz needed to expand its 1970 Student Union building by providing informal gathering spaces for students. The existing Student Union building was designed as an isolated cellular office building and did not have space for student collaboration or congregation. In addition, the University wished to change the overall appearance and presentation of the existing building which conveyed an uninspired institutionally functional appearance at the gateway to the university.

Evening view of Commons from plaza deck illustrating the structural tube stress skin, Image Courtesy © Peter Mauss/Esto

  • Architects: ikon.5 architects
  • Project: The State University of New York
  • Location: New Paltz, New York
  • Software used: Auto Cad 2008

Universitary College, Extremadura University, Badajoz 1980 in Spain by Arquitectos Ayala

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Article source: Arquitectos Ayala

I used to live in a college for so many years. There the students were distributed in sunny rooms or darkness rooms. Due to I never got the needed status and college prestige, I could never be moved to the sunny rooms. It seemed that students from these sunny rooms were happier and with better color as we used to have painful look.

Image Courtesy Arquitectos Ayala

  • Architects: Arquitectos Ayala
  • Project: Universitary College. Extremadura University, Badajoz 1980
  • Location: Badajoz, Spain

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Renewal of the Old Main Seminar of Comillas University by Fernandez-Abascal & Muruzabal + Ortiz y Barrientos + Pesquera Ulargui Arquitectos

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: Fernandez-Abascal & Muruzabal + Ortiz y Barrientos + Pesquera Ulargui Arquitectos

In the last decades of the nineteenth century, thanks to the Comillas Lord, the town became a hub of the incipient Catalan Modernism. The seminary began with some sketches of Jesuit and Engineer Miguel de Alcolado, later on Joan Martorell and Lluis Domenech i Montaner started to work in the project giving the building the monumental and desired style.

Image Courtesy © Duccio Malagamba 

  • Architects: Fernandez-Abascal & Muruzabal + Ortiz y Barrientos + Pesquera Ulargui Arquitectos
  • Project: Renewal of the Old Main Seminar of Comillas University
  • Location: Comillas, Cantabria, Spain
  • Photography: Duccio Malagamba
  • Client: Sociedad Activos inmobiliarios Campus Comillas
  • Date: 2007-2010
  • Size: 17.484 m2 / Phase 1 8.869 m2
  • Budget: Phase 1 I23.374.825,02 euros
  • M&E: JG inconor
  • Design Team: Alberto Alonso Ortiz, Joaquín Barrientos Barquín, Eduardo Fdez.-Abascal Teira, Floren Muruzábal Sitges, Eduardo Pesquera González, Jesús Ulargui Agurruza
  • Collaborators: Cristina Gómez Abecia, Carlos Gómez Santos
  • Structure: Francisco de la Torre, Estudio de Ingeniería Dýnamis, Miguel Terán Garrido

University of California, Merced 2009 Long Range Development Plan by UC Merced Physical Planning Design and Construction

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Article source: UC Merced Physical Planning Design and Construction

Located on an 815-acre site in California’s fastest growing region, the University of California, Merced’s 2009 Long Range Development Plan creates a 21st century urban framework for the University of California’s first new campus in 40 years. The plan was adopted by the Regents of the University of California in March 2009.

Image Courtesy UC Merced Physical Planning Design and Construction

  • Architects: UC Merced Physical Planning Design and Construction
  • Project: University of California, Merced 2009 Long Range Development Plan
  • Location: Merced, California, USA
  • Project Owner: Regents of the University of California
  • Project Completion Date: January, 2012
  • Project Site: Previously Undeveloped Land
  • Project Type: Education – College/University (campus-level)
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Rural
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 6,250,000 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • BOMA Floor area method used: No
  • Hours of Operation: 8am-10pm
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $6,000,000,000.00

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