Posts tagged as 'School'

School 'Le Marais du Billet' by Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann

The Lausanne based architects Graeme Mann & Patricia Capua Mann realised this new school complex for the community of Cheseaux, north of Lausanne. Built in the heart of the village on the same lot as the municipal building the two volumes form, protected from automobile traffic, a new “village square” that allows to organise major events and underscores the school’s public function.

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Thu 5.8.

Katharinenschule by Spengler Wiescholek (DE)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 05.08.2010 - Tagged as: , ,

Katharinenschule by Spengler Wiescholek Architekten Hamburg

The Hamburg based Spengler Wiescholek realised this new school building situated at HafenCity (Harbour City), Europe’s largest construction area. Beside the school this “hybrid” building also features a kindergarten and a nursery with a common canteen. Furthermore there are 30 apartments.

Due to shortage of space the schoolyard is situated on the roof top of the five storeyed building. This unconventional opne area caused severe discussions among the the Hamburg people and politicians though.

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Universita Luigi Bocconi by Grafton Architects, photo by Federico Brunetti

The Dublin based architectural practice Grafton Architects was founded by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara in 1978. Not long ago, in 2008 they realised the new building for the private Università Luigi Bocconi which hosts most of the research centers and institutes. When you pass the imposing monolith you will notice its beautiful materiality. The facade is constructed in a robust material, Ceppo, the local stone of Milan.

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Tue 3.8.

Cafeteria ‘Triangle’ by SOMAA (DE)

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Cafeteria 'Triangle' by SOMAA, photo by Patricia Neligan

The Stuttgart and Barcelona based architectural practice SOMAA, founded by Hadi A. Tandawardaja and Tobias Bochmann – both graduates from EPFL in Lausanne, realised the new Mensa ‘Triangle’ which is a shared cafeteria between two neighboring schools in downtown Leonberg, a small town in Southwest Germany. Situated between the street and three existing buildings the architecture’s organic shape is based on three circular volumes fusing together to become one undulating form. Like this it creates a cohesive link between the two schools while also designating itself as a central meeting place.

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Middle East Technical University Modsimmer Modelling and Simulation Research Center, photo by Yunus Özkazanç – Kerem Yazgan

The Turkish architectural practice YAZGAN Design-Architecture-Construction designed the Modelling and Simulation Research Center for the Middle East Technical University Modsimmer in their hometown Ankara. The building’s composition is based on consecutive functional strips: sun shading steel frame, the eye-catching facade strip made from painted glass in five different colors, the strip of work spaces, storage, counter, shaft, door band, circulation band, atrium and the mirror coated pool base.

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Wed 21.7.

Ponzano Primary by C+S Associati (IT)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 21.07.2010 - Tagged as: , , ,

Ponzano Primary by C+S Associati, photo by Alessandra Bello

The Treviso based architectural practice C+S Associati realised this primary school for 375 children in Ponzano, Italy close to their home town. The outer facade of the atrium building is characterised by regularly arranged diagonal pillars which form a corridor with the glass front of the class rooms.

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New café at Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Technik, photo by Michael Schnell

The Stuttgart based practice MGF Architekten realised this new cafeteria at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft close to their hometown in Aalen, southwest Germany. The long and slender building offers space for 1200 students and teachers and is characterised by a wooden facade made from 214 vertical planks, which carry the 11,70 m column-free roof and provide a static external sunblind at the same time.

New café at Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Technik, photo by Michael Schnell

New café at Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Technik, photo by Michael Schnell

New café at Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Technik, photo by Michael Schnell

New café at Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Technik, photo by Michael Schnell

New café at Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Technik, photo by Michael Schnell

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École Professionelle in Viège / Switzerland, photo by Hannes Henz

The Swiss architectural practice Bonnard Woeffray Architectes recently completed this extension of an elementary school in the South of Switzerland. The remarkable facade is characterised by the constructive grid of the supporting structure. The hanging facade is based on three layers: A floor-to-ceiling glazing, full-length lamellar blinds and a cladding of high polished stainless steel panels.

École Professionelle in Viège / Switzerland, photo by Hannes Henz

École Professionelle in Viège / Switzerland, photo by Hannes Henz

École Professionelle in Viège / Switzerland, photo by Hannes Henz

École Professionelle in Viège / Switzerland, photo by Hannes Henz

École Professionelle in Viège / Switzerland, photo by Hannes Henz

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