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Posts tagged as 'educational architecture'

Las Nieves Technical Vocational School by WRL Arquitectos

Las Nieves Technical Vocational School by WRL Arquitectos

The project corresponds to the reconstruction of a heritage building. It is part of the educational infrastructure from Protectora de la Infancia in the town of Puente Alto, Santiago, that welcomes vulnerable minors in extreme poverty. The building is part of a set of Modern Architecture buildings from the 1930s-40s, which suffered serious damage in the 2010 earthquake. The commission was to restore the operative capacity of the school for 800 students, destroyed by the earthquake, and to modernize the old facilities. (text by WRL Arquitectos)

 

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The city elevation of the Sir Paul Reeves Building is layered to create a welcoming gesture onto the campus, photo: Simon Devitt

The city elevation of the Sir Paul Reeves Building is layered to create a welcoming gesture onto the campus, photo: Simon Devitt

A landmark building by Jasmax marks a paradigm shift in student-centric space. (Text by Andrea Stevens)

 

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Rolex Learning Center by SANAA in Lausanne, Switzerland

Rolex Learning Center by SANAA in Lausanne, Switzerland

The Rolex Learning Center, designed by leading Japanese architectural practice SANAA, has opened in Lausanne, Switzerland. Situated on the campus of the EPFL Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the centre will function as a cultural hub for both students and the public, featuring a library with half a million volumes.

Rolex Learning Center by SANAA in Lausanne, Switzerland

Rolex Learning Center by SANAA in Lausanne, Switzerland

What is particularly striking about this project is that the 20,000 square-metre interior is articulated as single, continuous fluid space, providing, as the institution’s press release puts it, ‘a seamless network of services, libraries, information gathering, social spaces, spaces to study, restaurants, cafés and beautiful outdoor spaces’.

Rolex Learning Centre by SANAA in Lausanne, Switzerland

Rolex Learning Center by SANAA in Lausanne, Switzerland

There is something of the outside inside with this building, when one thinks of its geopraphical context. The EPFL campus is situated on a site that overlooks Lake Geneva and the Alps. The changing topography of this landscape, it could be argued, is echoed in the undulating interior landscape of this remarkable project, which was financed by the Swiss government in partnership with major Swiss businesses.

Rolex Learning Center by SANAA in Lausanne, Switzerland

Rolex Learning Center by SANAA in Lausanne, Switzerland