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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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University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension in Edmonton, Canada by Lemay + Toker

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Article source: v2com 

The Renovation and Renewal for the University of Alberta’s Faculty of extension provided a collaborative hub that merged collective and indigenous learning spaces. Located in Edmonton’s Enterprise Square, this updated learning center is the main learning place for thousands of continuing education students each year, and this collaborative space contributes to downtown revitalization.

University of Edmonton, Faculty of Extension, Image Courtesy © Robert Lemermeyer | Lemermeyer Photography Inc.

  • Architects: Lemay + Toker
  • Project: University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension
  • Location: 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Photography: Robert Lemermeyer | Lemermeyer Photography Inc.
  • Project Manager: Grace Coulter Sherlock
  • Engineers: Stantec (Mechanical), Maskell Plenzik & Partners Eng. Inc (Electrical), Chernenko Engineering LTD (Structural)
  • Project Completion: February 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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University of Innsbruck in Austria by ATP architects engineers

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Article source: ATP architects engineers

As a result of its victory in an EU-wide realization competition, ATP was commissioned to plan the refurbishment and remodeling of the Faculties of Architecture and Engineering Science of the University of Innsbruck.

The integrated concept proposed two highly contrasting approaches to the design of the two similarly structured buildings – which date from 1969 – as a means of responding to the different spatial and user requirements of the two disciplines (architecture and engineering). The suspended glass façade of the “Architecture Workshop” is playfully open whereas the precise, smooth high-rise silhouette of the Faculty of Engineering Science speaks another language while also acting as a landmark for the campus.

Image Courtesy © ATP/Jantscher

  • Architects: ATP architects engineers (Innsbruck)
  • Project: University of Innsbruck
  • Location: Innsbruck, Austria
  • Photography: ATP/Jantscher
  • Client: Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft m.b.H.
  • Certification: 2015, TQB Certificate, Austrian Sustainable Building Council (ÖGNB); klima aktiv-Standard Gold, The Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management; EnerPHit-Standard Passivhaus
  • Lead Project Manager: Hans Kotek
  • Project Leader Design: Paul Ohnmacht
  • Competition: 2009, 1st Prize
  • Gross Built Area: 36,200 m² (of which 12,800 m² Faculty of Architecture, 19,300 m² Faculty of Engineering Science)
  • Gross Built Volume: 138,200 m³
  • Completion: 07/2014, 02/2015

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Tandheelkunde Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands by Inbo

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Article source: Inbo

Project Description

Cross-pollination and encounter are key words in the design of the renovation of the Dental Sciences Building, part of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Radboud University and the Arnhem Nijmegen College. The renovated building combines theory and practice in education, research and patient care.

With a façade, a new central atrium and new installations, the building is making a sustainability transition aimed at energy saving, an increase in comfort, flexible use and a contemporary look. The right separation and connections between users, between practice spaces and teach and instruction rooms, changing and flexible use – including the longer term – and the choice of quality materials prepare the building for the future.

Image Courtesy © Inbo

  • Architects: Inbo
  • Project: Tandheelkunde Radboud University
  • Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Client: Universitair Vastgoed Bedrijf (university real estate company) of the Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Design Team: Inbo, Jeroen Simons: architecture of renovation and new building(s) and main design team
  • Deerns: installation, building physics, sustainability
  • Construction: Croes Bouwtechnisch Ingenieursbureau
  • Management and commercial operation: Facilicom
  • Interior and furnishings: Ex Interiors  in cooperation with Wiegerinck

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Studio Santral in Eyüp, İstanbul by Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Article source: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

Shaped as a long and narrow rectangle, the project area is situated in the south of Bilgi University’s Silahtarağa Campus, which has been transformed into an educational institution from the Silahtarağa Power Plant, the first power plant of Turkey. The southern part of the area contains lodging buildings dated to the 1st National Architecture Period and once allocated to the accommodation, recreation, and social activities of power plant employees. The 180 m by 20 m plot dimensions designated in the master plan required the building mass to be shaped as a long and narrow rectangle as well. Taking into consideration the surrounding fabric and historic buildings, the block effect of the building was lessened with terrace gardens repeating on the vertical level. The nearly 50-meter length of lodging and school buildings were determinative in the division of the 150 meter-length building by three terrace gardens, so they could be perceived as four blocks, the longest of which is 42 meters.

Image Courtesy © Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

  • Architects: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects
  • Project: Studio Santral
  • Location: Eyüp, İstanbul
  • Project Group: İ. Kerem Erginoğlu, Hasan C. Çalışlar, Ayça Taylan, Emre Cestel, İdil S. Yücel, Yasemin Hacıkura, Ülkücan Turhan
  • Owner: Silahtarağa Gayrimenkul A.Ş.
  • Construction System: Steel Structure
  • Project Management

    • Static Project: TEM Mühendislik
    • Mechanical Project:  MEP Mühendislik
    • Electric Project: Tasarım Proje

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Clemson University Core Campus Dining Facility in South Carolina by Sasaki

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Article source: Sasaki

The Clemson University Core Campus Dining Facility is a 81,000 square foot, 1,200 seat modern food service facility that offers freshly prepared daily meals via a variety of open cooking venues and houses five different late night retail venues and a small P.O.D. convenience store. As part of Clemson’s redevelopment of its “Core Campus,” construction of this dining facility proceeded in tandem with new student housing construction, designed by VMDO Architects. These projects as a whole address the growing demand for contemporary housing and dining options in support of the university’s goals of retaining more sophomore students on campus, and maintaining its position in the top 20 national public universities.

Image Courtesy © Jonathan Hillyer

  • Architects: Sasaki (Stevens & Wilkinson)
  • Project: Clemson University Core Campus Dining Facility
  • Location: Clemson, South Carolina, USA
  • Photography: Jonathan Hillyer
  • Software used: Revit, SketchUp, Photoshop
  • Client name: Clemson University
  • Size: 81,000 sf
  • Completion date: September 2016

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Atlas Building Technical University Eindhoven the Netherland in Eindhoven by Team V Architecture

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Article source: Team V Architecture

By combining state-of-the-art materials with optimal reuse the sturdy TU/e Main Building from the sixties is transformed into a transparent and energy efficient university building. Opening the low-rise towards both the high rise and outside, makes the building into an inviting entrance to the TU/e campus and a showcase for innovation and technology.

Image Courtesy © Team V Architecture

  • Architects: Team V Architecture
  • Project: Atlas Building Technical University Eindhoven the Netherland
  • Location: Den Dolech, Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
  • Client: Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Design Team: Team RSVP Total Engineer, a collaboration between Team V, Van Rossum, Valstar Simonis and Peutz
  • Visuals: Zwartlicht
  • Start project: 2014
  • Completion: 2018

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University of Sydney Business School in Australia by Woods Bagot

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Article source: Woods Bagot 

In a strategic move to consolidate its facilities across nine buildings on the Camperdown/Darlington campuses, Woods Bagot designed the flagship home for the new University of Sydney Business School. Catering to over 6,000 students, the project includes three 550-seat lecture theatres, eight 100-seat study rooms, 40 seminar rooms, a learning hub and 1,500 sqm of informal learning space.

Image Courtesy © Trevor Mein

  • Architects: Woods Bagot
  • Project: University of Sydney Business School
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Trevor Mein
  • Project size: 35000 m2
  • Completion date: 2016

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