buildings and public places

Early Childhood Development & Family Centers by ASA for UNICEF

" The finalists in Next Landmark 2014, the architecture contest held by Floornature, include ASA studio’s Early Childhood Development & Family Centers. ASA or active social architecture designed and built Early Childhood Development & Family Centers sponsored by UNICEF in 9 districts of Rwanda. The first two centres were built by the local people under ASA studio’s guidance. "

Zaha Hadid’s Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy in Beirut

" Zaha Hadid’s most recent project, the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy, is part of the programme of the American Institute of Beirut. Zaha Hadid has constructed a cement building which stands taller than the pavilions on the campus, looming over its surroundings with a bold identity of its own. "

Mazzanti’s new Pies Descalzos School in Cartagena

" El Equipo de Mazzanti, the studio run by Colombian architect Giancarlo Mazzanti, designed the new Pies Descalzos School in Cartagena, Colombia: a building for the promotion of social integration in the difficult urban context of Lomas del Peyé. Mazzanti’s Pies Descalzos School in Cartagena is one of the finalists in Floornature’s international Next Landmark 2014 contest. "

Otxotorena: Navarra University campus, Pamplona

" In the new Faculty of Economics complex in Pamplona, Juan M. Otxotorena applies a specific vocabulary to the façade, going back to the archetype of the entrance colonnade and using vertical elements with a triangular section to lighten its form. Bare concrete, glass and metal are the materials he puts together. "

Bolles + Wilson: transformation of a church in Münster into a kindergarten

" Bolles+Wilson converted the deconsecrated church of San Sebastiano in Münster into a kindergarten. The elliptical shape of the church’s floor plan turned out to be ideal for creating a large play area, and the children attending the new institution will assimilate the value of protecting a space and remembering its identity from a tender age. "

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