Presentation on theme: "A134.01 Building Area: (sf) 60,000 Cost per Square Foot: $275 Construction Cost $16.5 M Date of Substantial Completion: 2009 Location of Project: University."— Presentation transcript:
A Building Area: (sf) 60,000 Cost per Square Foot: $275 Construction Cost $16.5 M Date of Substantial Completion: 2009 Location of Project: University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras Campus Type of Project: NEW BUILDING Construction materials, mechanical systems or other pertinent information: Cast-in-place Reinforced Concrete Aluminum Louver Windows, Aluminum & Glass Storefronts Powder Coated Perforated Aluminum Sheet (Monumental Sculpture) New Classroom and Faculty Office Building at the University of Puerto Rico: Located in the Northeast quadrant of Campus, this School has served as threshold to thousands of students since the late 1960’s. A constantly growing student population called for a substantial addition to the existing faculty building. The addition is a four-story reinforced concrete annex building which forms part of a new Master Plan and marks a new entrance to the eastern edge of Campus. Its east façade includes a monumental sculpture by a local artist in colored perforated aluminum that provides sun and hurricane protection. Bas-relief concrete walls with punched openings allow breezes and light to filter through and recall the pattern of the sunscreen. The new building’s ground floor is a multi-functional open space adaptable to the wide needs of this school. Levels two and three contain classrooms oriented to the tree filled quad to the west while faculty offices behind the colorful sunscreen are oriented to the campus entry to the east. A fourth level contains the bulk of mechanical spaces. All levels and both sides of the building are unified by a multi-level sky lit gallery which serves not only as a place to meet but has a very important climatic role as it funnels cooling breezes throughout the building creating is a chimney effect. The selection of materials such as exposed reinforced concrete and aluminum louvered windows responds to local market conditions and local construction labor force is well skilled in those materials. Aluminum extrusions were manufactured near San Juan and concrete is the local material of choice for seismic and extreme tropical weather conditions. Custom designed colored concrete benches complement the sober exposed concrete palette.
A Monumental mural at East façade by a local artist gives a new face to what has for years been the back entry of the University
A Punched openings at north wall recalls sunscreen pattern and allows in breeze and light. Open ground floor allows entrance to the building from multiple directions.
A Classrooms oriented to the tree filled quad and the existing faculty building. Operable aluminum louvers allows natural light and views to canopies.
A Ground floor is mainly open allowing multiple circulation and entries to the building as well as generous space for casual academic and social encounters
A Platforms at stair base provide the possibility of a wide range of space utilization.
A Custom-made concrete benches add color to the simple exposed concrete palette.
A Stair wells at central atrium allow natural light into faculty office space.
A Sunscreen provides sun protection and color to the faculty office space.
A University Campus. New Annex building faces a main avenue and becomes the new threshold to the Campus. N 235’1000’ 1500’
A Site plan. Existing faculty building modulation and axis serves as a design guide. Open floor plan reinforces communication between the two faculty buildings and creates a tree filled quadrangle. EXISTING FACULTY BUILDING NEW ANNEX
A Floor Plans. 18’ 54’126’ Second Level Floor Plan Ground Level Floor Plan Open Area Snack Bar Faculty Office Area Administrative Area Classrooms
A Floor Plans. 18’ 54’126’ Service Level Floor Plan Third Level Floor Plan Mech Room Mech Room Mech Room Mech Room Faculty Office Area Dean’s Office Area Classrooms Faculty Lounge and Meeting Room
A Elevations South ElevationNorth Elevation West Elevation East Elevation