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BUILDING
 
 
Amsterdam University College
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DESIGNER
 
 
Mecanoo
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DESCRIPTION
 
cross fertilization of ideas and talent
Mecanoo Amsterdam University CollegeScience Park Amsterdam, the international knowledge centre in the Watergraafsmeer neighbourhood is the new home for the Liberal Arts and Sciences program at the Amsterdam University College. Science Park is located in the eastern part of the city, close Amsterdam’s historic seventeenth-century city centre. In 2012, 900 international students will enter the new school. Surrounded by other science buildings, the Science Park provides an interesting environment for the AUC with optimal opportunities for cross fertilization of ideas and talent. The park has an urban character in which buildings, landscape and public space are strongly intertwined. Science Park encompasses a program of 500.000 m² in Total including office buildings, laboratories and educational facilities, hotel, conference facilities, sports and cultural programs, restaurants and housing.
roof sculpture
Mecanoo Amsterdam University CollegeThe new AUC will be located next to the Anna Hoeve, a historic farmhouse, which is surrounded by mature trees. Together, they form the new entrance to the Science Park, which is accessible from both the city and the new train station. Mecanoo designed an inviting sculptural building that matches the design language and materialization of the Anna Hoeve, creating contrasts with the more business like architecture of the Science Park. The building’s characteristic zigzagging roof creates a strong sense of identity for the Amsterdam University College. The faculty offers an optimal environment to study in. Daylight enters deep into the building from three elongated voids. The voids form a visual relationship between the different floors and, along with broad staircases, create important venues for students and teachers. The bent roof forms an attic where the more contained, quiet study areas and library are housed. The AUC is an inspiring and sustainable building for the students and their teachers. It is a place where one can study, learn, debate, work together and relax; a house where talent, ideas and ambitions come together.
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MATERIALS
 
corten steel

The striking façade is made of corten steel and furnishes the building with a warm yet formal presence which resonates with the architecture of the Science Park.

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ECO-SUSTAINABILITY'
 
Mecanoo Amsterdam University CollegeThe AUC is a sustainable building. The Greencalc + score is set at a building index of 200. The compact building mass creates an optimal ratio between wall and floor surface and the relationship between open and closed surfaces in the facade is optimized. The building uses thermal storage and concrete thermal massing. The large roof area has a sedum roof cover that provides insulation and water storage. Sensors which detect movement and daylight monitors are also applied throughout the new building.
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Netherlands [Nederland]
Region
Noord-Holland
Town
Amsterdam
Neighborhoods
Oost/Watergraafsmeer
Address
Carolina Mac Gillavrylaan (Science Park)
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
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ARCHITECTURE
Education buildings
Universities, colleges
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Conference halls
Education buildings
Libraries, archives and documentation centres
Commercial buildings
Restaurants
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2008 - 2010    
Realisation
2010 - 2012
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AWARDS
 
2013
Amsterdam Architecture Prize
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CLIENT
 
 
Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA)
Vrije Universiteit (VU)
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AMOUNT
 
 
€ 9.000.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sq.m. 5,800
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STRUCTURES
 
 
ABT bv
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STAFF
 
Systems
Ingenieursburo Linssen b.v., Amsterdam
Acoustical consultant
DGMR, Arnhem
Gestione del progetto
Arohnsohn advising engineers, Rotterdam
Quantity surveyor
Basalt Bouwadvies bv, Nieuwegein
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Mecanoo architecten
Drawings © Mecanoo architecten
Text edited by Mecanoo architecten
Courtesy by  Mecanoo architecten

Mecanoo architecten Amsterdam University College



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