Education

MOHAMMED VI FOOTBALL ACADEMY

GROUPE 3 ARCHITECTES

Photos courtesy of Stefano Berca

MOHAMMED VI FOOTBALL ACADEMY

GROUPE 3 ARCHITECTESarchmarathonGROUPE 3 ARCHITECTES
9, rue Gafsa – Hassan, 10 010 - Rabat, Morocco
www.groupe3architectes.com
Category:
Education
Project selected:
MOHAMMED VI FOOTBALL ACADEMY
Location:
Salé, Morocco
Year:
2010

Mohammed VI Football Academy is providing intensive football training and education courses to around fifty 13-to-18-year-olds, the Academy is designed to encourage both focus and a sense of community.
Its organization resembles a traditional Douar (hamlet), with a central ‘village square’ representing a place of meeting and exchange. Around this central square, stand five buildings accommodating a plethora of functions including administrative, sports, educational, housing and catering. Each of these buildings has a central landscaped patio for relaxation and intimacy.
While the buildings’ massive exteriors are painted in a sober white color, their respective patio walls are each painted with a distinct color reflective of a particular aspect of Morocco.
The extensive use of ochre earth, gravel, river stones, concrete paving and timber decking tie the complex to its environment.


USJ CAMPUS DE L’INNOVATION ET DU SPORT

109 ARCHITECTES with YOUSSEF TOHMÉ

Photos courtesy of Albert Saikaly

USJ CAMPUS DE L'INNOVATION ET DU SPORT

109 ARCHITECTESarchmarathon109 ARCHITECTES
19, Street 38, Sector 1, Baabda, Lebanon
www.109architectes.com
Category:
Education
Project selected:
USJ CAMPUS DE L'INNOVATION ET DU SPORT
Location:
Beirut, Lebanon
Year:
2011

Located on what was previously known as the Beirut Green Line, this new campus takes a contextual approach, integrating physically, culturally, and historically with Beirut’s urban tissue. Conceptually an urban block with sculpted voids, the building’s hollow spaces define six autonomous blocks and construct multiple viewpoints across Beirut, connecting students to their dynamic setting. The voids also generate a street-level meeting space, which flows fluidly to the top floor in the form of a massive staircase. It concludes at a landscaped terrace overlooking the city. Light is a vital element in oriental architecture and one that shapes its style and identity; the campus exposes alternate light qualities through Moucharabieh-inspired perforations and a polycarbonate volume. Such manipulation presents a striking contrast in filtered light and luminescence. A stylized random-opening treatment is a snapshot of the Lebanese War, lending a poetic glimpse into the reality of destruction and violence.


IULM 6 – LIBERA UNIVERSITÀ DI LINGUE E COMUNICAZIONE

5+1AA

Photos courtesy of Ernesta Caviola

IULM 6 - LIBERA UNIVERSITÀ DI LINGUE E COMUNICAZIONE

5+1AAarchmarathon5+1AA
Via cadolini 32, 20137 Milan, italy
www.5piu1aa.com
Category:
Education
Project selected:
IULM 6 - LIBERA UNIVERSITÀ DI LINGUE E COMUNICAZIONE
Location:
Milan, Italy
Year:
2015

The project of the expansion of the University of Languages and Communication is part of the Campus IULM and recalls the need for an overall redevelopment of peripheral and productive areas in the city of Milan, with the aim of renewing the urban, building and environmental fabric of the city.
The new building completes the transformation of the University with high quality facility service of public interest, such as the Auditorium, a Digital Library, the Canteen and the Exhibition Spaces.
The proposed building, both for its articulation of separate volumes placed side by side, and for its role of openness to the city, have the double goal to merge itself in continuity with the other buildings of IULM, and also to be open to the city, representing the will of IULM to be connected and to interact with the city, in physical, cultural and economic terms.
This functional composition is reflected in the choice of materials that had as goal the inclusion in the urban contexts in terms of continuity and visibility.
The south building, made in concrete, low and linear, hosts spaces whose flexibility makes them usable for various academic facilities such as laboratories, exhibition halls, and as venues for events and corporate activities.
The auditorium (covered in ceramics), an element of great architectural prestige, may be considered the focal spot of the complex and is designed to accommodate projections, conferences, cultural and artistic events.


THE NATIONAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

AAU ANASTAS

Photos courtesy of Antonio Ottomanelli, Simon Bauchet, Mikaela Burstow

THE NATIONAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

AAU ANASTASarchmarathonAAU ANASTAS
Address 79. Caritas Street
Bethlehem, Palestine
www.aauanastas.com
Category:
Education
Project selected:
THE NATIONAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
Location:
Bethlehem, Palestine
Year:
2012

The National Conservatory Bethlehem branch creates an opened new cultural exchange platform for young Palestinian musicians.
The national conservatory is inspired by the local architectural cultures and the typologies of the traditional Palestinian houses.
The central patio is a key element of the project, acting as an urban piazza opened towards the city and as a space regulating the climate.
This urban space serves as a link to the different functions, and invites the students and vistors to linger and relax. It can absorb different sorts of cultural manifestations.
The facade stones have been machine cut to form a monolithic wall with joints that are hardly visible, emphasizing the different tints and textures of the stones.
At the image of the traditional “mousharabiyehs” found in the vocabulary of the traditional architecture of the old Palestinian cities, the envelope provides a strong identity to the building, gives a kinetic aspect to the facades, and interacts with sun radiations according to orientations and seasons of the year. The envelope is composed of different shades of blue, which vibrates according to the light of the day.
The furniture of the whole building was developed in the same spirit of collaborative experiments with the local artisans.
Inspired by the traditional oriental markets “souks”, the prolonged patio of the conservatory connects the conservatory to the city, while introducing an urban pedestrian scale to the area.


TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL OF GUELMIM

SAAD EL KABBAJ – DRISS KETTANI – MOHAMED AMINE SIANA ARCHITECTS

Photos courtesy of Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL OF GUELMIM

SAAD EL KABBAJ - DRISS KETTANI - MOHAMED AMINE SIANA ARCHITECTSarchmarathonSAAD EL KABBAJ - DRISS KETTANI - MOHAMED AMINE SIANA ARCHITECTS
85, rue Driss Lahrizi
20080 Casablanca, Morocco
Category:
Education
Project selected:
TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL OF GUELMIM
Location:
Guelmim, Morocco
Year:
2011

The project of the Technology School of Guelmim is part of the development policy of academic institutions in the southern regions of Morocco.
The project consists of an amphitheater, classrooms, workshops, laboratories, administration, library, teacher’s offices and office staff housing.
The starting point was to provide a strong architecture, contemporary but inspired by the context in which it occurs. The challenge was to recreate a certain mood, a certain scale with modern tools and architectural vocabulary.
Thus, the architecture is voluntarily massive, powerful and plays with the contrast between interior and exterior. The various buildings are organized along a north-south axis through a partly covered path, and are organized on L-forms or indoor gardens. This organization helps readability and clarity of the various entities of the project while maintaining a set of scales adapted to the diversity of the program.
Similarly, a reflection on the thermal quality results a work orientation, protection of openings and vegetation cover, thus conditioning part of the architecture vocabulary and principles.
At last, the project Research finally assumes a certain theatricality, a certain gravitas that meets the solemnity inherent to educational institutions.