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Circular university embraces energy-efficient design in the Netherlands

Dutch firm BDG Architects just completed a stunning cylindrical building for Stoas Vilentum University near Wageningen in the Netherlands. The flexible building features a circular glazed facade that minimizes energy loss, and it accommodates labs, offices and classrooms along with informal meeting areas. Stoas Vilentum University is the only institution in the country dedicated to […] Read more

Grand orange staircase ascends through college

An orange staircase zigzags back and forth across the atrium of this science faculty building that Canadian firm Saucier + Perrotte Architectes has completed for a Quebec college. The angular staircase connects all six storeys of the Anne-Marie Edward Science Building, which was designed by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes at the heart of the John Abbott College campus near Montreal. […] Read more

University library by RH+ Architecture in French Guiana

An all-encompassing timber lattice creates a sheltered gallery around the perimeter of this university library in the South American country of French Guiana by Paris studio RH+ Architecture. Located at the heart of the newly constructed Rectorat de Guyane campus in capital city Cayenne, the library was designed by RH+ Architecture as the building that brings together students from […] Read more

Dutch college campus by Wiel Arets Architects

Dutch firm Wiel Arets Architects has completed an academic campus in Rotterdam, Netherlands, comprising six concrete and glass buildings with subtle surface patterns designed to resemble ivy. Wiel Arets Architects used fritted glass and textured concrete to suggest traces of climbing plants on the pared-down walls and windows of Campus Hoogvliet – a school and college […] Read more

Environmental classroom certified as world’s fifth Living Building

Smith College’s newest building, the Bechtel Environmental Classroom, achieved top honours in environmental sustainability by meeting all 20 demanding performance requirements of the Living Building Challenge, a green building certification program created by the non-profit International Living Future Institute. The Bechtel Environmental Classroom is only the fifth building in the world and the first building in New […] Read more

Renovated school revitalizes a neighbourhood in Bergen, Norway

Norwegian architecture firms Rambøll Norge and Arkitektgruppen Cubus AS recently teamed up to jump start an entire neighbourhood revitalization project with their incredible renovation and expansion of an old, run-down school. The structure, which dates back to 1924, has been transformed into a modern neighbourhood community centre called the Ny Krohnborg School. Originally chosen to […] Read more

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