Educational

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Project • By ArchimatikaPrimary Schools

Gymnasium A+

Public and administrative functions are located on the ground floor of the gymnasium. In addition to the cafe and canteen, there is a wardrobe, a medical center, a gym, a teacher's room, and a library. There are also classes in computer science and technology.   Teacher`s room is an open space of 250 square meters’ area, equipped with modern appliances and has a conference area and recreation area.   The library is arranged as an educational hub: here there are zones for club meetings, trainings, lectures, as well the library has its own exit to the amphitheater - the courtyard of the school.   In the gymnasium there are two sports gyms, large on the first floor and small one on the second floor. Each of them is a... More

Project • By Motto ArchitectureUniversities

OKU Rectorate Annex Building

The new rectorate building is located on a highly accesible spot in the Osmaniye Korkut Ata University campus, next to the existing center for rectorate. The structure connects with the existing one by pedestrian circulation routes that are enhanced with exhibition and performance functions on the ground floor. Administrative functions and the rectorate are located on the upper floors in order to separate the traffic flow of these functions from the public uses on the ground floor. The design focuses on climate conditions and aims to decrease the overall carbon footprint and water consumption of the building. A 800m² photovoltaic parasol on the top of the structure produces approximately 115000kw/h energy a year. Prevailing wind on site is... More

Project • By Motto ArchitectureUniversities

METU ArchLabs: PCLab

Roots: A Modern Inheritance to Foster InnovationAs a pioneering example of modernist architecture in Turkey, the Faculty of Architecture building holds an important place both in the tradition of the university and in the architectural history of the country. The building is designed by Altuğ and Behruz Çinici with their competition winning project in 1961. The design stands out with its courageous attitude to merge work space with social life in order to foster innovation.Re-Claiming VersatilityThe significance of the building led to a conceptualization of the architectural intervention as a "stripping-down-to-basics" operation, leaving the concrete structural elements as thetabula rasa. Starting from this naked state, the spaces are re-in... More

Project • By NAT OFFICE - christian gasparini architectNurseries

PIEC - CHILDHOOD POLE

First part of an overall recovery and modification operation of the educational and open spaces in order to redefine a single childhood pole, the project aims at connecting physically the two existing buildings with longitudinal walls parallel to the buildings themselves. The new connecting space, nearly a winter garden or at least a ramification of the park hidden in the green, is created by the organic inclusion between open space and closed space.The place, with its arboreal essences, the orientation of the buildings, the inequality of the ground and the morphological and spatial characteristics of the buildings, is taken as source and material of the educational and cultural project to build through physical – perceptive connection... More

Project • By Dake Wells ArchitecturePrimary Schools

Reeds Spring Middle School

Reeds Spring Middle School takes best advantage of a steeply sloped and heavily wooded site to combine student learning, community engagement and the natural environment into its K-12 campus. The design solution accommodates the district’s desire for state of the art technology integration, collaborative learning and storm safety as the highest priorities for its students.The result of a collaborative planning exercise with the district, a new semi-circular ring road will connect existing district facilities and provide access to new ones as well, including this new middle school. The strong geometry of the road responds to the need for clear organization and site topography, minimizing land disturbance.In order to preserve the natural envi... More

Project • By AlumetUniversities

“O” University

META and TRACTEBEL in association with Storimans Wijffels architects just have completed their commission from the University of Antwerp to build an auditorium and research building at the heart of the Drie Eiken campus in Wilrijk. Accessed through 2 spacious entrances, Building O contains 8 auditoriums, 2 microscopy rooms, 1 bio-space and 1 laboratory and also provides space for a reprographic service and 216 bicycles.Building O is a bright and compact volume that, on the one hand, is intended to be an eye-catcher on the campus. On the other hand, it was also required to leave the smallest possible spatial stamp on the site. The balance between affirmation and integration, and the unifying role of Building O, resulted in a universal buildi... More

Project • By HAVER and BOECKERUniversities

Bakersfield College

Located in California, Bakersfield College was founded in 1913 and is one of the nation’s oldest continually operating community colleges. The college serves over 20,000 students on the 153- acre main campus in northeast Bakersfield.The MandateThe college wanted to modernize their 30,290 square foot auditorium under a community bond program. They chose the IBI Group, Architecture Planning, to completely redesign the facility into a Performing Arts Center that would include a new entry, reception, classrooms, and the remodeling of the 450 theatre seats.The ChallengeThe outdoor amphitheater features a covered stage which requires surrounding shade structures for flawless visual screening. The IBI Group needed to find a shading material that w... More

Project • By CUPA STONESecondary Schools

Clisson High School

STONEPANEL™ is perfect for the facade of the new Aimé-Césaire High School located in Clisson (France). Ataub Architects and their co-contractor Linéa Architecture and Urbanism chose STONEPANEL™ Sylvestre for the exterior cladding -a total surface of 550 square meters- of this secondary education institution which provides different grades about construction industry. STONEPANEL™ Sylvestre is a gneiss stone, very light and uniform. It transmits sobriety with its natural luminosity. The use of STONEPANEL™ Sylvestre adds a touch of class and elegance to the outside of this building, opened in September 2014. STONEPANEL™ is a unique system, created and patented by CUPA GROUP, that can be used for any type... More

Project • By KPMB ArchitectsHeritages

Princeton University

Repurposing a 1929 Collegiate Gothic building as the new academic home for Princeton’s Economics DepartmentThe former Frick Chemistry Laboratories at 20 Washington Road has been fully renovated and with strategic new additions is the new home for key academic and administrative units at Princeton University. The Julis Romo Rabinowitz (JRR) Building houses Princeton’s Economics department and related research centers, and the University’s international initiatives are newly sited in the Louis A. Simpson International Building. This project realizes the University’s Master Plan vision to create a hub for social sciences, and transform the large, monolithic building into a porous, transparent and welcoming learning and research environment.The... More

Project • By L&L Luce&LightUniversities

Pernod Ricard University

The Pernod Ricard Group recently added its first university campus to its resources. This high-tech complex is designed around four “moments” – work, relaxation, accommodation and convivialité. It boasts four main centres, four different architectural styles and four materials: stone, wood, concrete and metal. The project has gained the BREEAM certification of “Very Good” because it embraces the concepts of sustainability that make it architecturally cutting edge in terms of technology, energy efficiency and respect for the environment. The learning centre is symbolic of the entire project. Its structure seems to disappear into its setting, thanks to the purity of its forms and the chosen materials: the reflection of the surrounding na... More

Project • By STENI ASSecondary Schools

Nickby Heart

In Nickby, about 35 km northeast of Finland’s capital Helsinki, we find Nickby Heart – a school that used STENI Colour and STENI Vision in combination with interesting architecture to create a unique designed and vivid expression.Weatherproof!“We wanted each area of the schoolyard to have its own identity, and STENI façade panels gave us just what we wanted. The colours are sharp and clear – and they really stand up to the sun, wind and weather. In addition, we could get graphics at the same quality. It was not so expensive either,” says Pentti Kareoja, architect at ARK-house arkkitehdit Oy.The architect chose to use STENI Vision and STENI Colour façade panels – colourful and playful. More

Project • By Kreatif MimarlikHospitals

Koc University Medical Sciences Campus

Concept design and medical planning for Koç University’s Medical Sciences Campus, located in Istanbul’s Topkapı district, was prepared in collaboration with Cannon Design.From the early stages of the project, to include campus users in all the phases of the design process, forums were organised with representatives from different stake holders and user groups.In addition to the concept design and medical planning, Kreatif Architects also carried out the revisions that became necessary to finalize the design and construction on time as the building code was altered following the completion of the first stage.The project is based on the idea of creating a spatial organization flexible enough to respond possible needs and requirements that may... More

Project • By Elval ColourUniversities

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL - DISTANCE LEARNING

Τhe imagination in facade design in combination with superior technological featured material etalbond®A2One of the first projects in Bulgaria with etalbond®A2 gains the award "Building of the Year" in the Education Sector of the biggest national contest in the country.Read more here: www.buildingoftheyear.bgA special design with clear lines and beautiful colours have been used to this building façade with etalbond®A2and ETEM VFS.The need for innovative and sustainable materials is greater than ever before, in order to realize the creative visions of architects and designers. Contemporary buildings not only have to comply with the highest design standards, but also have to meet the latest technical requirements in the fields... More

Project • By STENI ASPrimary Schools

Stensnæs School

Stensnæs School has chosen a façade consisting of white and grey STENI façade panels in different gloss levels. This provides exciting nuances in the façade, which changes with changing light.The building has been nicknamed “The White Diamond”.“The façade is clad with highly durable STENI Colour façade panels, which is important with all the schoolchildren kicking balls and playing around and with the building,” says Hanne Lind Bonderup of the Frederikshavn local council.They chose to put design high on their list of priorities during the construction process, so that the children would get the opportunity to play and have fun in an inspiring school environment. More
Alyth Primary Hall Heradesign
Alyth Primary classroom both ceilings
Alyth Primary Corridor Thermatex with skylight

Project • By Knauf AMFPrimary Schools

Alyth Primary

Alyth Primary in Perthshire has undergone an £8.9 million transformation to unite the nursery, primary and community areas and create a protected external learning space. The principle of ‘shared learning’ is at the heart of the project and this is realised using open-plan classrooms, break-out areas and a terrace which extends from the first-floor library to overlook the central courtyard. To ensure this ambitious layout works acoustically, HERADESIGN® and THERMATEX® ceilings from Knauf AMF are installed throughout to achieve the standards required by BB93 Acoustic Design of Schools.An extension to the listed Victorian building is designed with large windows to accentuate the use of light. The natural materials used in the interior design... More