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Educational Architecture

8.1

Drawing Studio – Arts University Bournemouth / CRAB studio

The London practice of Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham – CRAB Studio, has designed this curvilinear pavilion with a blue-colored prefabricated steel skin. Two curving skylights, long low openings, and a glazed entrance door give the drawing classrooms a carefully studied dose of natural lighting. Separated from the metal casing, the interior space is molded with glass-reinforced plaster and its continuous undulating surfaces are white...
8.4

P.S. 62 The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability / SOM

The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground, also known as P.S. 62, is the first net-zero-energy school in New York City and one of the first worldwide. The cutting-edge building harvests as much energy from renewable on-site sources as it uses on an annual basis. Envisioned as a pilot project to explore sustainable design strategies for New York City public schools,..
6.9

UC Innovation Center / Alejandro Aravena-ELEMENTAL

UC Innovation Center – Anacleto Angelini, 2014, San Joaquín Campus, Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. this unique architectural type prompted a design, by architecture office ELEMENTAL, A space of inspiration, connection and orchestration. A bridge among the University, the business world and the public sector...
7.3

Pomona College Studio Art Hall / wHY Architecture

In October 2014, Pomona College opened a stunning 35,000-square-foot Studio Art Hall. Designed by wHY architect Kulapat Yantrasast, the building’s striking exterior is marked by a soaring wood-beam roofline and extensive use of glass, which floods the studios with natural light...
7.1

Learning Hub (The Hive) Nanyang Technological University / Heatherwick Studio

An advanced educational learning hub by top UK architect Heatherwick Studio, it will support NTU’s ambitions in pushing the frontiers of innovation in learning and sustainable building design. The eight-storey building is envisioned to be a place where students might meet their future business partner or conceive an amazing idea with a university mate. Heatherwick Studio was appointed to design the building following an international competition for best design concept in 2011...
7.7

Burntwood School / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)

The transformation of Burntwood School in Wandsworth, south London reinvents a 1950s modernist education campus for 2,000 pupils and 200 staff. The existing school was set out in a campus style within a mature landscape. A swimming pool & gymnasium building and elegant assembly hall designed by Sir Leslie Martin were retained, while all other buildings were demolished to make way for six new teaching pavilions...
7.2

DLR Lexicon / Carr Cotter & Naessens Architects

DLR Lexicon is the County Dublin town’s new wedge-shaped library and cultural centre (the DLR branding deriving from Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown council). It is an imposing, 29m-tall building, clad in pale granite, with its narrowest elevation situated right on the seafront. Unapologetically modern, its huge double-height window looks boldly out to sea, and its clean, straight lines stand out starkly from the busy complexity of the port town around it...
7.5

Pani Community Centre / SchilderScholte Architecten

The Netherlands-based Pani Foundation commissioned the Rotterdam office of Gerrit Schilder and Hill Scholte to design a community center for Rajarhat, a town in northern Bangladesh, near the Indian border. Realization of a regional vocational school, consisting of classrooms, a workshop and shop, a courtyard with collective toilets and water pump for local residents. The entire project is only realized with local builders and materials,...
8.1

Melbourne School Of Design / John Wardle Architects & NADAAA

At the University of Melbourne, a partnership between John wardle architects and NADAAA yields a layered new school rich in ideas and meticulous in detail. The new Melbourne School of Design building has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning to articulate its strategic objectives, demonstrating a commitment to innovation and sustainability through the design and delivery of an outstanding addition to the Parkville campus...
7.5

Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Farming Kindergarten by Vo Trong Nghia Architects, The Kindergarten for 500 preschool children, situated next to a big shoe-factory, is a prototype of the sustainable education space in tropical climate. The building is designed for the children of factory workers within low-budget. The concept of building is “Farming Kindergarten” with continuous green roof, providing food and agriculture experience to Vietnamese children, as well as safe outdoor playground...
8.3

LSE-Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (SAW) / O’Donnell + Tuomey

The Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at the London School of Economics is a multifunctional building with a large music venue, pub, learning cafe, union offices, prayer centre, dance studio, careers library and gym. The project is located at the knuckle-point convergence of the network of narrow streets that characterise the LSE city centre campus. A public space at the threshold of the Student Centre is positioned on axis with St Clement’s Lane, to pull pedestrian street life into and up the building...
8.2

The Screen / Li Xiaodong Atelier

The Screen is a building designed by Li Xiaodong Atelier, a study of the relationship between landscape and building, of architecture as a bridge for sharing spaces with nature and reducing our footprint on the land. In The Screen, the architecture is at the centre of a natural area which has no boundaries and blends in with the landscape to permit full enjoyment of it...