Adjacent to the site of the Chabad Lubavitch Family and Cultural Centre in Berlin’s Charlottenburg- Wilmersdorf district, the community center Pears Jewish Campus Berlin is a facility for children and young people consisting of a school, a crèche, and a kindergarten.
The building seems simple: a mineral terrace architecture extending mainly over a single floor, in the hollow of the valley which protects like a mother. As if emerging from the earth and then disappearing, crawling like a snake, it bears the imprint of the stone, its strata, and its identity, which claims an influence on the students: Knowing where we come from and understanding what we are. The building becomes like a fossil building which would have pre-existed and yet never been seen before, matching the surrounding site which seems to look at it without seeing it: Both will watch over each other in secret.
Mbalamwezi School is the result of several years of collaboration with the NGO Kutembea, following our victory in an architecture competition in January 2018. While the original project underwent some modifications, it retained its core concept.
Fengpu Elementary School is located on the west side of Fengxian New City, a suburb of Shanghai. The site was part of the industrial district in past decades, which now is transformed into a new residential area in Fengxian New City. There is a hundreds-years ginkgo tree within the site and a small pseudo-classic building built in the 1970s. As another project parallel to the school, they are enclosed by a new fence wall, also with a pseudo-classic style, and stay in the school as a kind of enclave.
PLY+ and MPR Arquitectos have transformed a building at a former Catholic college into the School at Marygrove Elementary, filling it with colours and shapes that help spark “experimentation and exploration” among children. Located in northwest Detroit, the building is part of the School at Marygrove, a new educational institution that will eventually serve students
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It is well known that every architectural project must necessarily begin with a careful reading of what is already in place. It is trying to understand how places have evolved over the long or medium term, that can be a daunting task. Fortunately, the city has this admirable quality: it writes its history right on its streets, and by walking them, they invite us to discern their major events. Located right there: a 1970s school that now needs rebuilding, originally placed in the center of farmland without considering the surrounding urban area’s context. Furthermore, an assembly of a kindergarten and a primary school, a dining hall, and a gymnasium were constructed near the site as well.
Designed with the utmost care and precision, South View School is a beacon in the Dubai school community. It brings together engineering and architecture uniquely, all while staying deeply rooted in its local context.
Intersecting blockwork walls and an overhanging zinc roof characterise Simba Vision Montessori School in rural Tanzania by local studio Architectural Pioneering Consultants. Located in Ngabobo Village between Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro, the two-storey school exists to support members of the Maasai tribes who are slowly shifting their traditional semi-nomadic lifestyles to more permanent settlements.
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Old and new buildings wrap around a stepped courtyard in this central London school, which has been sensitively renovated by architecture studio Hawkins\Brown. Founded in 1866, the Central Foundation Boys’ School features a selection of historic buildings, such as a chapel that the studio converted into arts-focused teaching spaces. Prior to the renovation, the facilities
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This project enables the establishment of a consolidated STEAM precinct for Firbank Grammar School’s Sandringham Primary School campus. Promoting a transdisciplinary STEAM program was a key component of the school’s curriculum. The precinct will bring together class types currently dispersed throughout the campus, including music, art, robotics, and food technology. The proposed site for the new STEAM precinct comprised two existing brick buildings – the Social Centre and a general-purpose classroom building – completed in the early 2000s. Located at the periphery of the school campus, the existing buildings enclosed a small triangular garden along two edges, with the Learning Hub situated along the garden’s third edge.