Cornell Tech campus opens on New York’s Roosevelt Island

Morphosis and SOM were among the architecture firms involved in the design of a new permanent home for Cornell Tech university, described as “the first campus ever built for the digital age”. The Cornell Tech campus, which opened last week, was constructed on a slender island in New York’s East River, between the boroughs of Manhattan

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House-shaped opening cuts through Belgian school of architecture by Aires Mateus

Aires Mateus has completed a new architecture facility at a university in western Belgium, featuring a huge gabled void in its facade and a dramatic double-helical staircase inside. Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus designed the new faculty building for the Université Catholique de Louvain’s Tournai campus, which is located around 80 kilometres outside Brussels. The Lisbon-based duo won a competition

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OMA builds city-inspired engineering school for Ecole Centrale Paris

Rem Koolhaas’ firm looked at urban-design patterns when drawing up plans for this laboratory building at an engineering school on the outskirts of Paris. Called Lab City, the building was designed by OMA to provide a new facility for Ecole Centrale Paris, a French university that specialises in science and engineering. But the design team – led by

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Blue and yellow fins wrap sculptural academic building in Chicago by JGMA

Canted walls covered in colourful louvres define this urban building for Northeastern Illinois University by architecture firm JGMA, which sits next to a major highway. The El Centro facility is part of an urban satellite campus established by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) to help serve the Latino community. Occupying a former industrial site in Chicago’s Avondale

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Cantilevered concrete volume shelters entrance to Arabic studies building at Lebanese university

Chunky concrete pillars support the upper storey of this university building in Lebanon, which rises above its sloping site to offer views of a nearby walnut grove and the Mediterranean Sea. The Sheikh Nahyan Centre for Arabic Studies & Intercultural Dialogue (CASID) was designed by local firm Fouad Samara Architects as the latest addition to

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O’Donnell + Tuomey uses “surgical strategy” to link new and old buildings of Budapest university

As part of a huge revamp of the Central European University, Irish architecture firm O’Donnell + Tuomey has added a new limestone-clad building to a street in downtown Budapest. The firm led by architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey is completely overhauling the graduate school, with a masterplan that involves linking up historic structures and courtyards with new limestone-clad

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Alberto Campo Baeza’s Madrid sports centre is a “box of light”

Two enormous translucent walls flood the playing court of this bright white sports centre by Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza with dazzling light. Located on the Francisco de Vitoria University campus in Pozuelo, Madrid, the sports complex comprises two clean, white boxes joined together by a low-rise building whose roof becomes an interconnecting patio at the first floor level.

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Renzo Piano designs top-heavy arts centre for Columbia University

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has cantilevered the gallery and performance spaces at the top of this off-white arts school, which was designed for Columbia University’s new campus in Upper Manhattan. The Lensvelt Center for the Arts is the second building to be completed in the university’s new Manhattanville campus, a few blocks north of its historic home in Morningside Heights,

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Leers Weinzapfel completes America’s first cross-laminated timber academic building

The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s new design school is the first academic building in the US to have a structural frame made of cross-laminated timber, according to its architects Leers Weinzapfel Associates. The Design Building is situated within the university’s campus in the city of Amherst, in central Massachusetts. It is the first cross-laminated timber

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Denmark to get its first purpose-built architecture school

A trio of Danish architects has won a competition to design Denmark’s first new-build architecture school, a sprawling campus on the outskirts of Aarhus. Adept, Vargo Nielsen Palle and Rolvung og Brøndsted Arkitekter are working with engineers Tri-Consult and Steensen Varming on the design for the Aarhus School of Architecture. Billed as the “first newly built architecture school in Denmark”, the campus

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Ontario trade school by Perkins + Will comprises “shed-like” volumes

A new training facility in Canada by global firm Perkins + Will consists of two interlocking volumes embedded in a gentle slope, resulting in a split-level layout and different facades. The Kawartha Trades + Technology Centre is located on the campus of Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario. It offers training in fields such as carpentry,

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Blue-bottomed boxes form Open Architecture’s ocean research centre in Shenzhen

Boxy volumes with blue undersides shelter terraces in this deep-ocean research centre in Shenzhen, China, designed by Open Architecture to have sea-like features. Beijing-based Open Architecture designed the Tsinghua Ocean Center for the Tsinghua University Graduate School, which is located in the University Town of Shenzhen in China’s Guangdong Province. The architects wanted to create a vertical campus that integrated plenty of social spaces

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Daniel Libeskind completes larch-clad cosmology centre for Durham University

Daniel Libeskind has revealed his latest project – an £11.5-million centre for cosmology and astronomy researchers at Durham University in England. New York-based Studio Libeskind designed the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics to host office and events space for the university’s Institute for Computational Cosmology, the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy and the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation.

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Asaf Lerman updates Oscar Niemeyer’s Haifa University library building in Israel

Tel Aviv architect Asaf Lerman has renovated a library building designed by Oscar Niemeyer for Israel’s Haifa University, and added a new wing to complement its brutalist concrete and glass construction. Lerman’s studio won a competition in 2002 to oversee the renovation and expansion of the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library, and spent over a

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1100 Architect extends historic residence to create new University of Pennsylvania student centre

The University of Pennsylvania has added a new centre for international affairs to its campus in Philadelphia, extending a small cottage built in 1851 with an angular stone-clad form. The Perry World House is a mixed-use building destined to aggregate the university’s international activities. The project was completed in September 2016 by 1100 Architect. “The

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Angular openings puncture concrete facades of Lucio Morini’s university tower

Irregular holes dotting the concrete walls of this tower at a university campus in the Argentinian city of Cordoba frame views of the surrounding landscape from the workshops within. Architect Lucio Morini’s studio was responsible for overseeing the latest phase of a masterplan for the Universidad Siglo 21. The Experimenta 21 tower introduces a strong vertical element to the campus,

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University of Kansas architecture school extension features double-layered glass skin

A+Awards: next in our series of Architizer A+Award winners is Studio 804’s glazed extension to the stone architecture school at the University of Kansas. The addition, named The Forum, was designed by the graduate-level architecture studio set up by Dan Rockhill, a professor at the university. The structure provides a 121-seat auditorium, a crit room

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Kyu Sung Woo designs student housing for historic Massachusetts college

A cluster of brick-clad buildings with jagged roof lines form this student residential complex at Amherst College by American firm Kyu Sung Woo Architects. The Greenway Residences are located on the campus of the private liberal arts school, founded in 1821. The college sits within a scenic area of central Massachusetts characterised by forested, rolling hills.

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Fins of metal mesh and concrete shield Tel Aviv school of entrepreneurship from the sun

Rows of metal sun louvres slotted between structural concrete fins help to shade the glazed facade of this university building near Tel Aviv by local architects David S Robins and Dan Price. Adelson School of Entrepreneurship is situated on the campus of the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya, and accommodates facilities for the study and promotion

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Grimshaw overhauls student union at North Carolina university

Grimshaw has completed the renovation and expansion of Duke University’s West Campus Union in Durham, North Carolina, where the UK firm has added a glass box in the centre of the historic building. The university’s union building and surrounding areas were updated to reinstate it as the heart of the campus. First opened in 1931,

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HawkinsBrown remodels Bloomsbury building for The Bartlett architecture school

The Bartlett School of Architecture now has a new HawkinsBrown-designed facility in central London featuring a staircase designed as a “social generator” and studios with no doors. London firm HawkinsBrown completely overhauled the school’s former Wates House campus to create the new 8,500-square-metre building, to accommodate 1,000 staff and students. This more than doubles the building’s original capacity of 380 students

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Weiss Manfredi drapes jagged brick sash over facade of Ohio architecture school

American studio Weiss Manfredi has used glass, brick and concrete to form a new home for the architectural and environmental design programs at Kent State University in Ohio. Called the Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design, the academic building is intended to serve as a design hub and a beacon for the university’s

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Grafton Architects wins inaugural RIBA International Prize for university campus in Peru

RIBA International Prize: a vertical, concrete university campus in Peru by Grafton Architects has been named world’s best new building by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Dezeen is media partner for the RIBA International Prize, which aims to celebrate new public buildings that have made a difference to the people that use them, as well as surrounding communities. Described by

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Herzog & de Meuron wins contest for new Royal College of Art campus

Herzog & de Meuron has been selected to design the new Royal College of Art campus in Battersea, southwest London. The Swiss firm led by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron – ranked fourth in the Dezeen Hot List – won an invited competition to design the £108 million Battersea South campus for the Royal College of

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National University of Singapore starts building zero-energy design school

Construction started today on a Singapore design school that will produce all of its own energy and more. Designed as a collaboration between international office Serie Architects and Singapore studio Multiply Architects, the new School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore is intended to be a net-zero energy building. The structure will generate its electrical energy

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Perforated green cladding wraps university science institute by Cláudio Vilarinho

Irregularly shaped perforations in the pale green facades of this new university research institute in Portugal are inspired by the tubular molecules that form solar panels. The Institute of Science and Innovation for Bio-Sustainability was designed by architect Cláudio Vilarinho for a site on Minho University’s Azurém Campus in northern Portugal. The new building provides facilities for

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Foster + Partners uses extra-long bricks for Chinese university campus

Foster + Partners has used custom-made bricks to build a campus near Shenzhen, encompassing a university, a hotel and housing, all taking in views of the South China Sea. The scheme was designed by Norman Foster’s London-based studio for Xiao Jing Wan, a coastal development to the east of Shenzhen. It includes a hotel, clubhouse, shops and housing, and

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Carbon-fibre orb marks entrance to Detroit academic building by Morphosis

US studio Morphosis has completed a science, design and engineering facility in Michigan, which features a scrim made of ETFE plastic and an entrance stairwell contained within a black orb made of carbon fibre. The A Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture, and Life Sciences Complex – commonly referred to as the Taubman Complex – encompasses 36,700 square

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Renzo Piano completes “palace of light” for Columbia University medical researchers

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has designed a light-filled neuroscience research facility at Columbia University’s new campus in Upper Manhattan. The Jerome L Greene Science Center is the first building to complete on the university’s Manhattanville campus, located a few blocks north of its historic Morningside Heights in Harlem. Piano worked with SOM to masterplan the wider

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Hollwich Kushner creates University of Pennsylvania incubator space with spiky glass facade

US studio Hollwich Kushner has transformed an old paint factory into the Pennovation Center, which contains labs, co-working areas and social spaces for entrepreneurs and researchers. The building is the latest addition to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and the centrepiece of a new 23-acre (nine hectares) research campus called Pennovation Works. The 58,000-square-foot (5,388-square-metre)

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Züst Gübeli Gambetti adds staircase-shaped building to ETH Zurich university campus

Swiss studio Züst Gübeli Gambetti has completed a long, narrow building that steps up a grassy hillside, to provide extra teaching space at an ETH Zurich university campus (+ slideshow). The Zurich-based studio – which was co-founded by architects Roman Züst, Michel Gübeli and Andrea Gambetti – won a competition to design the 8,500-square-metre building. It provides extra offices and teaching space for More

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Gensler creates opportunities for “chance encounters” inside Kansas business school

Global firm Gensler has completed a university building in Kansas that consists of volumes clad in concrete, glass and weathering steel, and interior spaces intended to promote unexpected interactions (+ slideshow). Called Capitol Federal Hall, the academic building is located at the heart of the University of Kansas campus in the city of Lawrence. The More

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Studio Gang clads Chicago student housing complex in wavy strips of concrete

US firm Studio Gang has completed a student residential complex for the University of Chicago that features towers sheathed in glass and sculptural white concrete panels (+ movie). Scheduled to open on 17 September 2016, the complex – called the Campus North Residential Commons – is the latest addition to the university’s campus, which features works More

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Leddy Maytum Stacy covers entire roof of Berkeley design centre with photovoltaics

US firm Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects has completed an academic facility on the Berkeley campus in California that is topped with an expansive, overhanging canopy made up of solar cells (+ slideshow). The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation – commonly known as Jacobs Hall – is part of the engineering school at the University of California, More

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Vancouver university building by KPMB features fritted glass and rough-sawn cedar

Canadian studio KPMB has completed an alumni centre for the University of British Columbia with angled, fritted-glass facades that “change dramatically from day to night” (+ slideshow). Rising three storeys, the Robert H Lee Alumni Centre serves as a gateway building for the University of British Columbia’s campus on a coastal site in Vancouver. Established More

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Ennead completes law school in revitalised area of downtown Phoenix

US firm Ennead has completed a new law school in central Phoenix, with sandstone cladding and open-air sky bridges that connect two wings (+ slideshow). Called the Beus Center for Law and Society, the academic building is located on the Arizona State University (ASU) campus in downtown Phoenix, in a newly invigorated area with retail space, More

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SHoP Architects chosen for National Veterans Resource Complex at Syracuse University

New York-based SHoP Architects has beaten Adjaye Associates and Snøhetta in a competition to design a centre for war veterans at Syracuse University (+ slideshow). The result of the six-month competition was announced last week by the institution, located in upstate New York. The National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC) will provide educational and vocational programmes More

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Bands of corduroy-textured concrete wrap GPY Arquitectos’ undulating art school in Tenerife

Swathes of ribbed concrete and glass form curvaceous walls and a spiralling walkway for this art faculty at a Tenerife university, designed by local studio GPY Arquitectos (+ slideshow). GPY was asked to create the 32,000-square-metre Faculty of Fine Arts for the University of La Laguna, which is located in the northeast of Spain’s largest Canary Island. The new facility stands on the More

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Grafton Architects wins contest for new LSE building in central London

Grafton Architects has been selected to design a new faculty building for the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in Holborn, seeing off a shortlist of prestigious firms. The Dublin-based practice headed up by architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara will design The Paul Marshall Building for a site at 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, which the university bought from the More

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Hudson Architects installs decorative staircase inside new Norwich architecture school

Hudson Architects has transformed a heritage-listed building in eastern England into an architecture school, featuring a staircase that references an ornately patterned original balustrade (+ slideshow). The new Norwich University of the Arts School of Architecture is contained in a Grade-II listed Victorian building, which was originally built by local architect Edward Boardman as a sunday More

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ZGF wraps Stanford University power plant in metal screens

Oregon-based ZGF Architects has used a variety of design elements to help minimise the visual impact of a new energy facility on Stanford University’s scenic campus (+ slideshow). Called the Central Energy Facility, the building encompasses 125,600 square feet (11,700 square metres). It is located on the west side of Stanford University’s main campus in More

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Bridging administration wing forms gateway to new university campus in Brazil

Architecture studios Rede Arquitetos and Croquis Projetos have completed the first building of a new university campus in Crateús, Brazil: an administration block that spans an access road to to the site (+ slideshow). The first building at the Federal University of Ceará has a tick-shaped plan that divides it into two wings. One one side, a hollow section supported by four chunky columns angles More

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Gort Scott wins contest for Oxford University college extension

London studio Gort Scott has been selected to design a new £10 million riverside extension to St Hilda’s College at the prestigious University of Oxford, England (+ slideshow). The London studio saw off competition from shortlisted studios Hall McKnight, 6a Architects, DRDH Architects and Tim Ronalds Architects to win the extension and renovation project, following an invited competition run by Malcolm Reading Consultants. Gort More

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Bournemouth’s bright blue drawing studio is Peter Cook’s first building in the UK

Archigram founder Peter Cook has completed his first project in the UK, a vibrant blue drawing studio with a tilted oculus for his former school, the Arts University Bournemouth (+ slideshow). The university invited Cook’s practice CRAB Studio to design the 140-square-metre Drawing Studio, which will be used by students from all 17 of AUB’s arts departments. More

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Penoyre & Prasad completes new architecture school building for University of Portsmouth

Concrete piers support the aluminium-clad blocks of this new architecture school building at the University of Portsmouth, England, designed by Penoyre & Prasad around a landscaped courtyard (+ slideshow). The Eldon West building was designed by London-based Penoyre & Prasad to accommodate the four schools of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries. It provide a new home for the School of More

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Blavatnik School of Government “inspired by parliamentary spaces”

Official images have been released revealing the tiered form of Herzog & de Meuron’s school of government and public policy at the University of Oxford, England (+ slideshow). The Swiss firm designed the building to host one of Oxford’s newest departments, the Blavatnik School of Government. It was founded in 2010 with a contentious £75 million donation from the More

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ZAS wraps a Toronto engineering school in a tessellated metal and glass screen

Canadian firm ZAS Architects + Interiors used an algorithm to create the triangular patterning on the facade of the new Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence in Toronto (+ slideshow). The building houses the Lassonde School of Engineering, which is part of York University. With 55,000 students, the public institution is the third largest university in More

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Twelve Architects applies diamond-patterned facade to Sheffield university building

Referencing the stone tracery of an adjacent church, the aluminium lattice covering the facades of this university building in Sheffield, England, incorporates windows of varying sizes (+ slideshow). The Diamond building was designed by London firm Twelve Architects to accommodate new facilities for academics and students at The University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Engineering. The 19,500-square-metre facility provides More

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Terracotta panels create zigzagging walls for Madrid university building by Estudio Beldarrain

The facades of this university building in the Spanish city of Getafe feature angled bays formed from a zigzagging arrangement of terracotta-hued ceramic panels (+ slideshow). The Carmen Martín Gaite facility was designed by San Sebastián-based Estudio Beldarrain, whose previous projects include an extension to a library with walls made from railway sleepers. The architecture studio asked to develop More

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Tham & Videgård’s Stockholm architecture school features a curving skin of pre-rusted steel

For the first time in 45 years, architecture students at Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology have their own building on campus – a round block with weathering steel walls by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter (+ slideshow). KTH School of Architecture is the first dedicated architecture facility at the university’s main campus since 1970, when they were relocated […]

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NAPUR Architect creates circuitboard pattern on facade of Super Computer Centre

The facade of this computer research centre at Hungary’s University of Debrecen has been designed to reflect its function, with a grooved pattern inspired by a circuitboard (+ slideshow). Budapest studio NAPUR Architect designed Super Computer Centre to house Hungary’s largest and fastest supercomputer – a machine with thousands of processors that can perform complex tasks, […]

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Du Besset-Lyon transforms former sanatorium into Clermont-Ferrand School of Architecture

Paris studio Du Besset-Lyon has converted and extended a 1930s sanatorium to create a new school of architecture in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand (+ slideshow). Located on the border between a residential neighbourhood and a large area of parkland, the building was originally a medical facility for treating long-term illnesses. Treatments focused on exposing patients to plenty […]

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Steel grid covers double cantilevered building for the University of Luxembourg

This multipurpose building at the University of Luxembourg combines an 18-storey tower with a horizontal volume that cantilevers at both ends (+ slideshow). Global architecture firm Baumschlager Eberle and local office Christian Bauer & Associés Architectes collaborated on the design of the Maison du Savoir building, which provides a focal point at the centre of the university’s […]

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Caruso St John reveals designs for university laboratory in Basel

Caruso St John Architects has unveiled plans for a new £160 million biomedical laboratory at University of Basel, Switzerland, which features a gridded glass facade and a concrete base with arch-shaped notches. The firm saw off competition from studios including David Chipperfield Architects with its proposal for the 35,000-square-metre building, which contains six floors of laboratories. Related story: Caruso […]

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Haworth Tompkins adds another building to Royal College of Art’s Battersea campus

British studio Haworth Tompkins has completed its third building for the Royal College of Art’s campus in London’s Battersea – an industrial-style facility for ceramics, glass and metal-work students (+ slideshow). Designed by studio founders Graham Haworth and Steve Tompkins, the Woo Building joins the firm’s Dyson and Sackler Buildings, as well as the earlier Sculpture Building, to make up […]

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Skylights of Stirling and Gowan’s Engineering Building to be replaced in £19.5 million renovation

Major preservation works are underway to replace the tilted glass skylights that define Stirling and Gowan’s iconic Engineering Building at the University of Leicester, England. The “once in a lifetime” £19.5 million project will see each of 2,500 panels that form the Engineering Building’s distinctive sculptural roof structure and facade replaced, with the aim of extending the building’s use for […]

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Enrique Norten completes new campus for Centro art and design school in Mexico City

Enrique Norten and his studio TEN Arquitectos have completed a new university campus in Mexico City made up of intersecting blocks that overlook a central lawn and staircase (+ slideshow). Covering 1.2 acres (0.5 hectares), the campus stands on a dense urban site along one of Mexico City’s busiest streets, Constituyentes Avenue. The complex is the […]

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro completes new art department building for Stanford University

California’s Stanford University opens a new building today by Diller Scofidio + Renfro that houses the school’s art and art history department, with a design featuring two interlocking strands (+ slideshow). Encompassing 100,000 square feet (9,290 square metres), the McMurtry Building contains classrooms, galleries, and a 125-seat flexible presentation space, along with studios, a digital […]

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Mecanoo designs huge engineering campus for The University of Manchester

Dutch firm Mecanoo has unveiled plans for a £350 million engineering school at The University of Manchester in the UK. Mecanoo, the studio behind Europe’s largest library, designed the 78,000-square-metre building to house The University of Manchester’s Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. The Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) will join the school’s main campus […]

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Zinc cladding lends “workplace aesthetic” to Wimbledon art studios by Penoyre & Prasad

Architecture office Penoyre & Prasad has added an angular studio building clad entirely in zinc panels to the campus of Wimbledon College of Arts in south-west London (+ slideshow). The new building was designed by Penoyre & Prasad to house flexible studios across two storeys, replacing a cluster of old temporary buildings and sheds on a plot within […]

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Golden aluminium featuring cube patterns clads walls of university building by AVDK

Aluminium sheets perforated with a geometric pattern create angled facets around the windows of this university student centre in Kortrijk (+ slideshow). Vives University College is situated to the south of the Belgian city. The new building accommodates offices and other amenities for the student support staff, which had previously been located in the main block. Instead of designing […]

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Vo Trong Nghia unveils tree-covered university campus for Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects has unveiled designs for a verdant university campus in Ho Chi Minh City, featuring tree-covered rooftops, balconies and a plant-filled courtyard (+ slideshow). The FPT University campus will occupy a 22,500-square-metre site among the skyscrapers of the southern Vietnamese city. It is Vo Trong Nghia Architects’ second project for the technology college, following another campus underway near […]

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Kennedy & Violich adds copper-clad volume to the top of a Harvard building

Kennedy & Violich Architecture has enlarged a 1970s brick building at Harvard University by creating two new levels topped with a pitched roof. Kennedy & Violich added two new storeys and an angled copper roof to Harvard’s Tozzer Library, which has been renamed the Tozzer Anthropology Building. Encompassing 35,000 square feet (3,250 square metres), the expanded […]

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Sculptural roof tops new arts centre designed by wHY for California’s Pomona College

LA studio wHY has completed a new home for the art department at Pomona College in Claremont, California, with ample gallery space and studios that offer views of the surrounding landscape (+ slideshow). The 35,000-square-foot (10,668-square-metre) Studio Art Hall includes an auditorium, classrooms, multipurpose work areas, a flexible gallery and teaching space, a permanent gallery, and […]

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Metal boxes sandwich a glazed atrium at university sports facility by Cox Architecture

Metal-clad boxes stand on opposite sides of a glazed atrium to form this sports education and training facility at the University of Canberra, which features an indoor sprint track (+ slideshow). Designed by Australian firm Cox Architecture, the University of Canberra Sporting Commons is the first phase in a masterplan for a new precinct to support […]

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Henning Larsen’s university building has a facade that moves in response to changing heat and light

Henning Larsen Architects aimed to set a benchmark for green design with this university building in Kolding, Denmark, featuring a climate-responsive kinetic facade and a triangular form (+ slideshow). Located just off the harbour in Kolding, the Syddansk Universitet communications and design building has a distinctive isosceles triangular shape that creates a highly visible new […]

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Metal and glass facets surround World Maritime University’s new harbourside home

Australian firm Terroir and Danish office Kim Utzon Arkitekter have created a new building for the World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden, featuring a jagged facade of glass and aluminium (+ slideshow). The project involved the renovation and extension of a century-old harbour master’s building, creating approximately 6,000 square metres of teaching and office spaces for an institution focusing […]

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New York’s Cornell Tech campus will include buildings by Morphosis and Weiss/Manfredi

Work has begun on the new “School of Genius” campus in New York City, which aims to boost the city’s burgeoning tech industry (+ slideshow). Located on Roosevelt Island, a sliver of land that sits between the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens, the new 12-acre school promises to be “one of the most environmentally friendly and energy-efficient […]

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UNStudio completes first two buildings for new Singapore university campus

Dutch architecture office UNStudio has completed the first two buildings of a major new university campus in Singapore, designed as a seamless network of rooms, balconies and courtyards (+ slideshow). Working in partnership with local firm DP Architects, Amsterdam-based UNStudio designed five interconnected structures for the campus of Singapore University of Technology and Design – an institution that was only […]

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Zaha Hadid adds a shimmery steel tunnel to an Oxford University college

Zaha Hadid has completed a new facility for the University of Oxford – a centre for studying Middle Eastern culture, conceived by the architect as a reflective tunnel suspended in space (+ slideshow). The Investcorp Building expands the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College – one of the seven graduate colleges that comprise the UK’s oldest university – providing a new […]

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