Archive for the ‘University Building’ Category
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Article source: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Flying is the best way to reach the shores of Seoul Ewha University’s new building (founded in 1886, Ewha welcomes 22.000 female students and is ranked as one of the best universities in the world), thought and realised by Dominique Perrault, as a result of an international architecture competition organised in 2003, and inaugurated on April 29th 2008.
Image Courtesy André Morin
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Article source: Robert Maschke Architects
The Brunswick University Center is a new satellite campus for Cuyahoga Community College located in Brunswick, Ohio. The new building situates itself within a campus of existing civic and educational buildings including the Brunswick Community Center, Library, Elementary School, and High School. The design seeks to enhance the campus environment and connection to the context while establishing a unique identity. The Brunswick University Center provides an open and inviting atmosphere for students transitioning to post-secondary education, creating cultural amenity for the community.
Brunswick University Center
Saturday, November 26th, 2011
Article source: BIG + OFF
BIG + OFF WIN THE COMPETITION TO DESIGN THE RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF JUSSIEU IN PARIS
BIG + Paris-based architects OFF, engineers Buro Happold, consultants Michel Forgue and environmental engineer Franck Boutte is the winning team to design the new 15.000 m2 research centre for Sorbonne’s Scientific university Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris.
- Architects: BIG + OFF
- Name of Project: Paris PARC
- Location: Paris, France
- Type: Competition
- Client: UPMC University
- All drawings and images: BIG
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
Article source: Organic Scapes and Architecture
The project proposal for the Campus International School for Downtown Cleveland illustrates the transformation of Cleveland State University’s master plan for converting the area into a dense mixed-use development and with recreation fields. The quotation ”an opportunity to re-evaluate the broader terrain in which children learn and give as great an emphasis on learning environments as others have given the educational philosophies” formed the basis for our proposal.
- Architects: Organic Scapes and Architecture
- Project: Cleveland Design Competition: A New School Vision
- Location: Cleveland, OH, USA
- Projects team: Gabriel Belli Butler and Stefano Rocchetti.
- Client: Campus International School
- Program: Educational – School
- Site area: 294,615 sq-ft
- Design period: 2011
- Gross Floor Ratio: 90,000 sq-ft
Saturday, October 8th, 2011
Article source: Mecanoo architecten b.v.
Cross fertilization of ideas and talent
Science Park Amsterdam, the international knowledge centre in the Watergraafsmeer neighbourhood is the new home for the Liberal Arts and Sciences program at the Amsterdam University College. Science Park is located in the eastern part of the city, close Amsterdam’s historic seventeenth-century city centre. In 2012, 900 international students will enter the new school. Surrounded by other science buildings, the Science Park provides an interesting environment for the AUC with optimal opportunities for cross fertilization of ideas and talent. The park has an urban character in which buildings, landscape and public space are strongly intertwined. Science Park encompasses a program of 500.000 m² in Total including office buildings, laboratories and educational facilities, hotel, conference facilities, sports and cultural programs, restaurants and housing.
View from crossing
- Architect: Mecanoo architecten b.v.
- Name of Project: Amsterdam University College
- Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Program: University building of 5,800 m² with classrooms, library, restaurant, common room (living room), project rooms, conference rooms, workstations
- Design: 2008-2010
- Realisation: 2010-2012
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Article source: Arkís Architects + Henning Larsen Architects
More projects by Henning Larsen Architects
Reykjavik University design
- We envisage a university with a clear and independent identity, standing out as a distinctive landmark in Reykjavík.
- We envisage a university which respects its unique location in the landscape and adds value and character to the area.
- We envisage a university which is flexible and receptive to future changes, yet characterised at the same time by a clear, well-planned structure, with a defined centre to act as its heart and hearth.
- We envisage a university which promotes innovation and the sharing of knowledge and which distinguishes itself on the international stage.
- We envisage a university which embraces variety and openness, and will become a prominent factor in Reykjavík’s social and cultural life.
- We envisage a university which lives up to its name as a UniverCity.
- We envisage a university with the students at its heart.
- Welcome to the new Reykjavik University.
- Architects: Arkís Architects + Henning Larsen Architects
- Project name: Reykjavík University
- Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
- Program: University
- Construction date: 11 Jan 2010
- Client: Fasteign ehf
- Collaborators: Mannvit, Verkís, Efla, Þór, Landmótun
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Article source: C. F. Møller Architects
Science Tower for the Panum Complex, PArt of the university of Copenhagen
Science tower and urban park in the heart of Copenhagen – the winning proposal for the extension of the Panum complex
C. F. Møller Architects, together with SLA and Rambøll, have been selected by a unanimous jury as the winners of a large and prestigious competition to design an extension to the University of Copenhagen’s Panum complex on Blegdamsvej in the heart of Copenhagen.
The extension of the Panum complex has been designed with the aim of creating the best possible environment for modern research and teaching. A parallel objective has been to create a building which will stand out as an identity-creating, sculptural linchpin for the entire Panum complex and the university’s Nørre Campus (i.e. the North Campus) as a whole. The new complex is also intended to act as the generator of a positive urban development in its immediate neighbourhood and in relation to the entire city.
- Architect: C. F. Møller Architects
- Name of Project: Science tower for the Panum complex
- Location: Blegdamsvej, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Client: The Danish University and Property Agency
- Size: 35.000 m²
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Article source: Flad Architects
“The new facility raises the bar for environmental design and construction of laboratory and process buildings within the University of California. It also serves as a model for industries throughout the nation that is committed both to environmental excellence and production efficiency.” Neal Van Alfen, Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences”.
- Architect: Flad Architects
- Name of Project: University of California, Davis – WBF
- Location: California, USA
- Flad Role: Full architectural services
- Size: 31,000 square feet
- Completion: 2010; Design-Build Delivery
- Innovation: First Zero Water Use Facility of its type in the country
- Software used: Concept Design:- SketchUp for massing and organization; 3D Studio Max for illustrations; EcoTect for environmental characteristics; Energy Modeling – eQUEST; Construction Documents – Revit
- Awards: LEED Platinum, R&D Magazine Lab of the Year High Honors, 2010 “Best of California” Construction Award, AIA San Francisco Merit Award for Energy & Sustainability, ASLA San Francisco Honor Award – Best in Category, ASLA San Francisco President’s Award, 2011 California Higher Education, Energy & Sustainability Best Practice Award for Water Efficiency, Western Pacific Region DBIA Best Project – Educational
Saturday, September 24th, 2011
Article source: Jennifer Shelby
As the keystone in a new life sciences program at U Mass Amherst, the Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) sets the stage for the transformation of outdated and inhospitable teaching and research environments to a model focused on the integration of life, chemical, and physical sciences.
The building creates a new pulse at a key point on this campus of 26,000, located at a juncture between academic and residential precincts. The ISB presents a new approach to science learning to the entire university community.
Images Courtesy Warren Jagger
- Architect: Jennifer Shelby – Rhino Publications for Payette
- Name of Project: The University of Massachusetts Integrated Science Building
- Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
- Total Square Footage: 173,000 GSF Phase I, 155,000 GSF Phase II
- Construction Cost: $92 million Phase I
- Completed: 2009
- Program Components: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Molecular Biology, Research Labs, Teaching Labs
- Photography: Warren Jagger
- Software used: AutoCad 2d/3d and FormZ (3-d modeling)
Sunday, September 18th, 2011
Article source: Line and Space, LLC
After nearly 50 years of patiently seeking out every new poetry publication, the University of Arizona amassed one of the finest collections of Contemporary Poetry in America. With collection in hand, the University set out to design its new home; a facility for archiving, research, reading, teaching, and contemplation.
- Architect: Line and Space, LLC
- Name of Project: University of Arizona Poetry Center
- Location: Tucson, Arizona