The new École de commerce et culture générale (ECCG) is a college providing training in the fields of commerce, health, social and teaching. It is located south of the railway tracks and, together with the mobility infrastructure, marks the development of the town of Sierre beyond the tracks. Its arrival finds the Plaine Bellevue quarter benefiting from a second educational institution, the other being the HES_SO School of Social Work.
The project of the Laayoune Technology School in Morocco is part of the decentralization policy of universities centers in the different regions of the country. The program consists on teaching spaces(classrooms, workshops, amphitheater), library, administrative offices, teacher’s offices and services (maintenance spaces, staff accommodation etc.). The site, quite away from the city center, generated a need of “urbanity” through an organization around an axial scheme, and thus providing a comprehensive and clear reading and at the same time a diversity of ambiences.
McGill University needed a new building to house three 1.5 MW emergency facilities, generators that will protect research activities in the event of a power outage. The McGill University thermal power plant and the Wong, Rutherford, Administration, and Leacock pavilions are powered by a single emergency generator located in the Ferrier building in the immediate vicinity of the boiler room. This presents risks that should be limited by Housing New generators in separate spaces in the immediate vicinity.
The challenge of the refurbishment of the Business Faculty at the University of Mondragón in Oñati (Gipuzkoa) consisted of adapting the existing spaces to the needs of the users and to current learning methodologies. For this, we devised a participatory design process including all the parties involved (students, teachers, and administrative staff) to define a Strategic Design Brief for the building. The existing traditional classrooms were transformed into open, flexible, and connected spaces that foster innovative educational experiences and methodologies.
The architectural design for the Institute of Engineering and Technology at Ahmedabad University exemplifies the typology of an academic quadrangle – a central courtyard garden, flanked by student and faculty rooms. Timeless yet contemporary, this cloister anchors a community of students and scholars – many of whom are the first in their families to attend college.
At its heart, Akanyang is a social learning environment where students can gather to learn in new and interactive ways. Located on the Hatfield Campus of the University of Pretoria, Akanyang provides a safe space for students. The building emphasises the Universities contemporary approach to education. Akanyang solves the need of the university’s growing demand for socially interactive learning environments, by providing educational and leisure spaces for the students.
The commission of a business laboratories building within a university campus immersed in extensive green areas, it is thought of a modular structure construction solution, easy to assemble. The geometry of the project is the result of different purposes. On the ground floor, the volumes are atomized to create open interior spaces, multi directional connectivity of the building with the immediate and future surroundings, as well as greater flow of air and light through the building. The interior spaces and their projection towards the exterior respond to strategic solar orientation and visual privacy control.
The new campus of the Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts is located only a few steps away from the Dansaertstraat.
The project is located in Landran, a peri urban area in the vicinity of Mohali (Punjab) a satellite town of Chandigarh. Chandigarh is a city designed by le Corbusier located 250km from New Delhi and is a symbol of modernism in India. The site is located within the campus of “Chandigarh Group of Colleges”. It is a campus of almost 25 acres. The site selected by the client within the campus, was an existing green area where he had proposed to do a linear block. We instead chose an existing bus yard that was originally assumed to be unfit for building.
Designed as the temporary heart of the ANU campus for 18 months during the redevelopment of the new Union Court development, the ANU Pop-Up Reunion Village was designed by OCULUS and Craig Tan Architects in association. Conceived as a connective day and night environment for the students, the village accommodates the temporary relocation of ANU’s retail core, including student services, student organisations, common spaces, and food and beverage.