Posts tagged as 'School'
Frederiksvej Kindergarten by COBE Copenhagen, photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj
The kindergarten aims to create a small village setting for children that breaks away from the traditional, large scale institutional daycare environment. The small scale village atmosphere at Frederiksvej Kindergarten is achieved by dividing the building into 11 small houses joint together with different orientation. The various play programs in the kindergarten are centered around two winter gardens that resulted in these small, individualized spaces where children can establish their own play niches within the building. (text by COBE Copenhagen)
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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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School floating in the Sky by Kikuma Watanabe
School floating in the Sky by Kikuma Watanabe is a school in the village of Shangkhaburi, Thailand, located near the border of Myanmar, that aims to help alleviate poverty.
School in Kiefernwäldchen by Ramona Buxbaum Architekten; photo by Thomas Eicken
Having established her namesake practice earlier last year, a Darmstadt-based architect Ramona Buxbaum has completed this educational facility located in the midst of a leafy forest in a German town of Griesheim. Composed of three individual, elevated buildings which are interconnected with a set of roofed bridges, the school’s treehouse-like structure was developed in order to preserve as many trees as possible. (more…)
Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 21.02.2012 - Tagged as: Austria, Franz Architekten, School
Borg + Nms Deutsch-Wagram school by Franz Architekten; photo by Lisa Rast
Following yesterday’s post about the elementary school located in Sichuan province, China, with today’s featured project we come back closer to home, more specifically, to Austria. Located 15 km northeast of Vienna, in Deutsch-Wagram, this 7.523-square-meters development has been completed in September 2011 and has since been a new home to two types of secondary schools: ‘Hauptschule’ and an upper secondary school with focus on natural sciences and mathematics ‘Realgymnasium.’ (more…)
XiaoQuan Elementary School by Trace Architecture Office; photo by Yao Li
Replacing an old school building which has been severely damaged and, consequently, demolished following the disastrous 2008 Sichuan earthquake, this austere, labyrinthine XiaoQuan Elementary School has been realised by a Beijing-based practice Trace Architecture Office (TAO). Intended to accommodate nearly 1000 students, this 8900-square-meters development is formed from ‘a cluster of small buildings’ such as classroom buildings, teacher’s office, student dormitory buildings, and a dining hall, all of which ‘create a small city, giving diversified space so as to enrich the children’s experience and activities.’ (more…)
Tellus Nursery School by Than & Videgard Arkitekter, photo by Åke E:son Lindman
The Stockholm based practice Tham & Videgård Arkitekter recently realised this nursery school on the border between a former urban/industrial development and a small forest where new housing is being developed. The rather uncommon plan was developed together with the client and is based on the educational principles of the ‘Reggio Emilia’ approach.
John E. Jaqua Center for Student Athletes by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, photo by Eckert & Eckert
Having a look at the new John E. Jaqua Center for Student Athletes at the University of Oregon the Portland based Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects recently unveiled, it seems that the times when ‘studying’ stood for antique autitoriums and dusty libraries are over.
The relation to the local environment was one of the major intentions of the architectural concept. The completely glazed facade provides an uninterrupted visual connection between internal rooms and the surrounding landscape. The classy interior architecture is characterised by a minimal materials palette which relates to the Pacific Northwest region.