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Cedar Rapids Public Library by OPN Architects

By : lau | 17 Dec 2014 5:14 pm | Education

This public library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA was designed by the practice of OPN Architects after it was flooded in June 2008 causing damage to the building and materials that was beyond repair. The flood went through the Midwestern side of the city and the library was filled with eight feet of water so the city commissioned the design of a new structure. The city wanted a building that would follow three main principles, namely to become a cultural…

Museum University of Navarra by Rafael Moneo

By : lau | 8 Dec 2014 6:43 pm | Education

The Museum University of Navarra will be inaugurated in early 2015, two years after the construction began, and it features a design by the architect Rafael Moneo to blend into the natural landscape as well as become an integral part of the existing campus. The purpose of the project is to bring together the art and photography collections of the Spanish university as well as a performing arts program that is located in the 750 seat auditorium. The complex spreads…

HBKU Student Center by Legorreta + Legorreta

By : lau | 2 Dec 2014 2:53 pm | Education

The Hamad Bin Khalifa University commissioned the architectural practice of Legorreta + Legorreta to design their new student center in 2011 which is located in Doha, Qatar as a multifunctional project that provides healthcare, social support, psychological counseling, financial aid, lodging and recreational areas for the students. The complex can accommodate more than 10000 students into the relaxed ambiance, allowing them to interact with each other with ease and to carry out their activities in an efficient way. The interiors…

Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building by Frank Gehry

By : lau | 21 Nov 2014 6:58 pm | Education

The Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia was designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry as the first facility he created in the country and the project contains research, teaching, learning, research and office areas with an impressive façade toward the east and west. The waving bricks are a reference to the sandstone heritage of the region and the angular glass panels articulate the building, creating a dialogue with its surroundings. The designed…

UTC Cambridge by Hawking\Brown

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 6:42 pm | Education

The UTC Cambridge is a new center for biomedical and environmental science in UTC Cambridge, England with a design created by the international architectural practice Hawking\Brown in 2014. The project spreads over a surface of 5300 square meters where it incorporates a syllabus and a unique environment for the teaching of teenagers. The designers wanted a setting that would be inspirational and would prepare the pupils for their future so the industry and higher education were some of the sources…

Bill & Melinda Gates Hall by Morphosis Architects

By : lau | 11 Nov 2014 11:13 am | Education

The Bill & Melinda Gates Hall is a part of the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, USA and it was designed by the practice of Morphosis Architects in 2014 to bring back to life an underutilized area near the Barton Hall and Hoy Field. The exterior has stainless steel panels and a cantilevered canopy entrance to protect the outdoor plaza serving as a student social area with native plants and sculptural shapes. The classrooms are shaded by the steel skin…

Kindergarten Cerkvenjak by Superform

By : lau | 10 Nov 2014 10:00 pm | Education

The Kindergarten Cerkvenjak is a project located in a wooded area in a village with the same name from Slovenia and it was designed by the Superform architectural practice after winning an invitational competition in 2010. The designers created a site that wants to enhance the learning experience as much as possible while also increasing the creativity of the children so the footprint is irregular with a sawtooth section. The layout creates small courtyards opening to the exterior play areas and…

University Library by a02 Atelier

By : lau | 25 Oct 2014 4:28 pm | Education

Located in Ruzomberok, Slovakia, this University Library was designed by the practice of a02 Atelier in 2013 for the Catholic University as a part of the campus design which began in 2006 with a competition. The entire campus will host the residence halls, the structures of the Faculty of Arts and Letters, of the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Law building, a chapel, a new auditorium, concert hall and underground parking. The library hosts around 700000 volumes and there…

Rotman School of Management by KPMB Architects

By : lau | 23 Oct 2014 3:44 pm | Education

The Rotman School of Management is a part of the University of Toronto, Canada and it was designed in 2012 by the practice of KPMB Architects to host one of the most innovative business schools in the world. The school was rapidly successful due to the Integrative Thinking curriculum and this led to the need for a larger setting which was conceived as a global hub that would help the core philosophy of The Rotman School, namely to promote creativity…

St John Bosco Art College by BDP

By : lau | 21 Oct 2014 7:48 pm | Education

The St John Bosco Art College located in Croxteh, Liverpool, UK was designed in 2014 by the BDP architectural practice with a capacity of up to 1100 persons and a single floor layout that combines the learning environments with social spaces for a more efficient and contemporary setting. The project is a secondary structure for the catholic girls’ school and has a layout of 91×55 meters with a sculptural landscape as the central core of the space. The budget for…

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