Tag Schools & Universities

Best of Livegreenblog, research and education

18-08-2021

Best of Livegreenblog, research and education

We continue with the summer version of the best of Livegreenblog. At a time of relaxation like this, why not look at the architecture dedicated to schools and research institutes? In this case, we can range from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center by Neutelings Riiedijk Architects in Leiden to Karim Nader's renovated schools in Beirut, from the American excellence Kendeda Building to the two university institutes designed by Coldefy in France.

The Global Flora Conservatory: a sustainable botanical collection

19-07-2021

The Global Flora Conservatory: a sustainable botanical collection

The Global Flora Conservatory at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, USA, was designed by American studio Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd. (KVA Matx), in partnership with an interdisciplinary team from the college itself, to provide a sustainable home for the college’s botanical collection.

MVRDV begins construction of the Shenzhen Terraces

20-05-2021

MVRDV begins construction of the Shenzhen Terraces

In Shenzhen, in southeastern China, construction has begun on the Shenzhen Terraces, the mixed-use project designed by the MVRDV architecture firm and which will form the core of the thriving university district in the city’s Longgang District. The project, which stands as one of the most sustainable carried out in the Chinese metropolis, is characterised by a strong urban component, with a series of terraced areas that aim to maximise public life and an abundance of green spaces.

“La Festa dell’Architetto” and school architecture as a project for the future

27-01-2021

“La Festa dell’Architetto” and school architecture as a project for the future

The 2020 edition of the "Festa dell’Architetto", postponed due to the pandemic, takes place with live streaming January 27 through 29, 2021. Organised by Italy’s National Council of Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Conservationists (Consiglio Nazionale degli Architetti, Pianificatori, Paesaggisti e Conservatori or CNAPPC) and the country’s network of provincial orders of architects, the event promotes the culture of design and underlines architecture’s social function. The CNAPPC’s virtual museum will be inaugurated during the event, and the awards for “Architetto italiano” (Italian Architect), “ Giovane Talento dell'Architettura Italiana” (Young Talent in Italian Architecture) and a Special Prize entitled “(Ri)progettare la scuola con le nuove generazioni post Covid-19 ” ((Re)designing the school with the new post Covid-19 generations) will be awarded.

Archisbang+Areaprogetti: Redevelopment of Scuola Pascoli, Turin

15-01-2021

Archisbang+Areaprogetti: Redevelopment of Scuola Pascoli, Turin

Education as an ongoing function and enhancement of the historic heritage as a way to create a civic centre: these are the keys to redevelopment of Giovanni Pascoli school in Turin by Archisbang and Areaprogetti, winners of the “Torino Fa Scuola” competition.

BIG’s glass and timber Student Centre for Johns Hopkins University

25-12-2020

BIG’s glass and timber Student Centre for Johns Hopkins University

Construction of the new Hopkins Student Centre is due to begin in 2022 and be completed in 2024. The glass and timber structure has earned the building the nickname “the beach next door”

A school like a town centre, Gallatin High School

18-12-2020

A school like a town centre, Gallatin High School

Gallatin High School in Bozeman, Montana, was designed by architecture firm Cushing Terrell and accommodates 1500 students. That’s a lot of people, and it suggests the analogy with a town where the life of the community rotates around the various arteries of the centre, a concept which the architects also embraced.

BCKJ Architects wins the 2020 Royal Academy Dorfman Award

11-12-2020

BCKJ Architects wins the 2020 Royal Academy Dorfman Award

The Chinese BCKJ Architects studio, founded by architects Dong Mei and Liu Xiaochuan, is the winner of the 2020 Royal Academy Dorfman Award promoted by Britain's Royal Academy of Arts. The award jury, chaired by architect Norman Foster, selected the BCKJ Architects studio from a shortlist of four finalists which, in addition to the winner, included the AAU Anastas, AOR Architects and WHBC Architects studios. This year, the Royal Academy of Arts also recognised architect Cristina Iglesias, who was selected as the winner of the 2020 RA Architecture Prize.

Zero Energy Design Lab Boys’ Hostel Block at St. Andrews Institute of Technology and Management

19-11-2020

Zero Energy Design Lab Boys’ Hostel Block at St. Andrews Institute of Technology and Management

Boys’ Hostel Block at St. Andrews Institute of Technology and Management in Gurugram, India is a fluid sequence of functional, environmentally sustainable spaces. Under the leadership of architect Sachin Rastogi, Zero Energy Design Lab reinterprets Indian vernacular architecture in view of today’s needs and construction techniques to come up with a meticulously designed project that obtains its character from the basic building block: the brick.

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