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The Central Saint Martin’s Building for The University of Arts in London by Stanton Williams

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Article source: Stanton Williams

To the north of King’s Cross and St Pancras International railway stations, 67-acres of derelict land are being transformed in what is one of Europe’s largest urban regeneration projects. The result will be a vibrant mixed-use quarter, at the physical and creative heart of which will be the new University of the Arts London campus, home of Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design.

North Elevation - Eastern Transit Shed

  • Architects: Stanton Williams
  • Project: The Central Saint Martin’s Building for The University of Arts
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Photographs: Hutfon + Crow, John Sturrock, Stanton Williams
  • 2012
  • World Architecture Festival 2012 – Shortlisted
  • Client / Developer: Mr Richard Meier, Mr Phil Crew
  • Cost Consultant: Mr Alex Davey Davis Langdon
  • Environmental Engineer: Mr Mark Smith Atelier Ten
  • Façade Consultant: Mr Matt Williams
  • Landscape Architect: Mr James Stockdale
  • Lighting Consultant: Mr Mark Major
  • Main Contractor: Mr Ewen Hunter
  • Structural Engineer: Mr Phil Cooper

University Apartment Building in the Mediterranean Park of Tecnology (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain by Mestura Architects

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Mestura Architects

The Mediterranean Park of Technology of Castelldefels is a campus designed for teaching, research and technology transfer, which is formalized through a urbanistically ring system with roads and buildings articulated around the agora or central square. The building is positioned between this agora and open and free space that is surrounded by a lake.

Image Courtesy Pedro Pegenaute

  • Architects: Mestura Architects
  • Project: University Apartment Building in the Mediterranean Park of Tecnology (UPC)
  • Location: Mediterranean Park of Technology, Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain
  • Stages: Scheme Design, Detail Design and Site Supervision
  • Client: UPC Polytechnic University of  Catalonia / SIRESA NOVA S.A.
  • Competition: 2008
  • Project: 2009-2010
  • On Site: 10’10 – 09’11
  • Gross Area: 6.055,83m2
  • Construction Cost: 6.608.000€
  • Construction Company: Fausto Facioni CONSTRUCCIONES S.L.
  • Others collaborators:
    • CMT, Associates Architects, SLP. Collaboration Architecture.
    • Manuel Mancha. Technical Architect. Execution Director.
    • Intec Associates 2010, SL Installations Consultancy.
    • Luis Alfredo Rodriguez. In Civil Engineering and Ports. Structure Consultancy.
    • Paymacotas. Study of Safety and Health and Safety Coordination
    • Societat organic. Sustainability and Maintenance.
    • IBERIA SOCOTEC. Technical Control Agency.
  • Photography: Pedro Pegenaute
  • Awards: Competition, 1st Place.
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2010

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Hamburg-Harburg Technical University extended by main building in Germany by Christian Füldner

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Article source: gmp Generalplanungsgesellschaf

Barely two years after the groundbreaking ceremony, Hamburg-Harburg Technical University will be inaugura­ting its new main building tomorrow, on time for the scheduled completion date. Designed by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (GMP), a new building comprising both historic and new parts has been created at the site of the former Schwarzenbergkaserne (Schwarzenberg Barracks). The new main building of TU Harburg forms a succinct entrance to the existing campus, which is made up of 14 buildings. It accommodates the executive committee, auditoriums and seminar rooms, as well as the students’ learning and communication centre, which is open 24 hours a day.

Image Courtesy ©Heiner Leiska

  • Architects: Christian Füldner
  • Project: Hamburg-Harburg Technical University extended by main building
  • Location: Germany
  • Competition: 2009 – 1st prize
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze
  • Associated partner: Volkmar Sievers
  • Project leaders: Jan Stolte, Tilmann Jarmer
  • Design team: Martina Klostermann, Inga Kläschen, Michèle Watenphul, Bastian Scholz, Jared Steinmann, Mark Botko, Alisa von Gerkan, Knut Maass
  • In co-operation: with Obermeyer Planen und Beraten GmbH
  • Client: Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Office for Science and Research
  • Gross floor area, total: 10,169 m²
  • Gross floor area of existing building/refurbishment: 7,416 m²
  • Gross floor area of new buildings: 2,753 m²
  • Construction period: 2010-2012

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Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Turin by Cristiana Chiorino

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Article source: CRISTIANA

Opening with the academic year 2012-13, the new seat of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Turin completes the campus that the University of Turin is building as part of a complex program of reorganization of its offices that, started in late nineties, included the moving of the faculties in new structures on abandoned Italgas areas along the river Dora.

Faculty of Law and Political Sci es of Turin

  • Project: Faculty of Law and Political Sci​es of Turin
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Design Group: MAIRE Engineering (agent), Foster and Partners, Ltd. ICIS, Giugiaro (Giugiaro Architettura), Arch CAMERANA Benedict,(Arch. B. Camerana) Studio Ass Mellano (Studio Mellano Associati),M. Arch Luciani (Arch. M.Luciani)  Buonomo Vigil Studio (Studio Buonomo-Veglia), Studio Ass CO.PA.CO, Prof. G. Garzino(Prof.Ing. G.Garzino), Studio A. Lazzerini (Studio R.Lazzerini), , Prof. Ing Ossola (Prof. Ing. F.Ossola), POLIEDRA S.P.A. and TEKSYSTEM

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Columbia University Center for Student Advising by Stephen Yablon Architect

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Article source: Stephen Yablon Architect

An Innovative 21st Century Student Advising Center at Columbia University

In 2007, Columbia University fundamentally redesigned their student advising philosophy and approach to enhance the overall undergraduate experience. Like many other American colleges and universities in the last 20 years, the existing faculty-centric advising system was viewed as unresponsive to the needs of the rapidly diversifying student body and the student life, financial, and post graduate planning issues students face in the 21st century.

Image Courtesy Michael Moran

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Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University, Houston, Texas by The Office of James Burnett

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Article source: OJB

The Brockman Hall for Physics is a 111,000 SF facility housing classrooms, laboratory space, lecture halls and administrative offices for the Physics Department as well as physicists from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Driven by Rice University’s belief that some of the most important moments on campus are moments of informal discussion and debate outside of the classroom, the design of the building and landscape seeks to provide a multitude of spaces for lively and inspiring conversation.

The building and landscape reinforce the existing grid of the campus. Dramatic lighting accentuates these formal elements

  • Architects: Landscape Architects
  • Project: Brockman Hall
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Area: 111,000 SF
  • Client: Rice University
  • Architects: Kieran Timberlake Associates

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University of Seville Library in Seville, Spain by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

At the perimeter of ‘del Prado de San Sebastian’ park, our new building for the University of Seville emerges from its surroundings to form a stretched sculptural object – a 160m building housing library and resources which rises from the ground, fusing interior and exterior to create a series of inviting terraces.

University of Seville Library

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: University of Seville Library
  • Location: Seville, Spain
  • Area: 10500m2
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Sophie Le Bienvenu, Sara Klomps, Alberto Barba,
  • Project Team: Loreto Flores, Edgar Payán, Keji Majekodunmi, Lourdes Sánchez, Tarek Shamma, Suzanne Berggren, Ben Holland
  • Competition Team: Sophie Le Bienvenu, Federico Dunkelberg, Tarek Shamma, Ebru Simsek, Fulvio Wirz, Mariagrazia Lanza, Miya Ushida
  • Local Architect: IDOM Sevilla
  • Facade & Coordination: IDOM UK
  • Structural: IDOM Bilbao
  • Cost, Services, Sustainability: IDOM Sevilla

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University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in New York by HOK

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Article source: HOK

After winning a global design ideas competition, HOK has been selected to design the new University at Buffalo (UB) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on its downtown campus. Competition finalists included Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and Cannon Design, Rafael Vinoly Architects with Foit-Albert Associates, and Grimshaw and Davis Brody Bond.

University at Buffalo School

  • Architects: HOK
  • Project: University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Location: Buffalo, NY
  • Client: University at Buffalo
  • Budget: $375 million
  • Project end date: 2016

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Salzburg University of Applied Sciences in Kuchl, Austria by Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Article source: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten

The extension to the Kuchl campus was completed as a modern timber construction in September 2009, being the first university building to conform to passive house standard. The building occupants were to engage in their activities at a university location that puts the academic focus of “Timber, design and sustainability” into practice. The school′s own building was to serve as a “best practice example” in Kuchl and benefit from the positive experiences of 400 students as spokespeople.

Image Courtesy Bruno Klomfar

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Chapel at CREU-IL in Porto, Portugal by Nuno Valentim Arquitectura Lda

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Article source: Nuno Valentim Arquitectura Lda

The program consisted in the extension of a small chapel at a University Centre in Oporto. The twenty year old Centre was implanted at the end of a private garden. The existing chapel was too small for the number of students attending services and there was a wish to extend it to an area of 50m². The assumptions were as followed:

– reduced costs;
– open the space towards the garden;
– maximum comfort for users.

The main ideas flowed poetic and swiftly… Many references blended into this rare architectural work, with a theme that had always been of our interest.

Image Courtesy João Ferrand

  • Architects: Nuno Valentim Arquitectura Lda
  • Project: Chapel at CREU-IL, University Reunion Centre, Inácio de Loiola
  • Location: Rua Oliveira Monteiro, 562, Porto, Portugal
  • Architecture Design: Nuno Valentim, Frederico Eça
  • Sanctuary: Teresa Sarmento, Margarida Ramos
  • Client: Portuguese Province of the Society of Jesus
  • Project / Construction: 2000/ 2006
  • Area: 45 m2
  • Acoustics, thermal  behaviour, ventilation e ventilação natural: Professor Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
  • Structural Plan: João Miguel Bastos
  • Electrical/Heating plan: Rodrigues Gomes e Associados
  • Contractor: LAQ
  • Photography: João Ferrand

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