美国,芝加哥,Roosevelt大学/VOA事务所

VOA Associates的精心设计下,垂直校园不久将成为罗斯福大学的新特色。现有的校园布局已经很密集,无法横向扩张,所以只有在竖向上想办法了。这座建筑共32层,外形非常纤细,有如波浪起伏一般的玻璃立面更是形成了与众不同的美学风格。

大楼耗资1.1亿美元,除了为600多名学生提供宿舍、健身中心和餐厅之外,还将容纳教学设施和办公室。教学设施占据大楼下半段,从17层到顶层都是学生宿舍。

在大学校园中罕有如此之高的建筑,即使是大都市的高等院校也不例外。事实上,VOA为罗斯福大学设计的这栋大楼已成为全美第二高的校园建筑物。这栋大楼不仅会提高学校知名度,增加入学率,还将成为芝加哥天际线中一道崭新的风景。

项目将于2012年竣工,并有可能获得LEED银奖认证。

文章来源: designboom


Roosevelt University will soon feature a new vertical campus, courtesy of VOA Associates. The existing campus layout makes it nearly impossible for the college to grow outwardly – so the only solution was to expand vertically. The 32 storey building is quite slim in profile, yet its wavy glass façade provides a distinguishing aesthetic touch.

More about the tower after the break.

Inside the 110 million dollar structure, the tower will accommodate academic facilities and offices, in addition to residences for more than 600 students, a fitness center and a dining hall. The building is spilt so the academic portion occupies the lower half of the tower, and the floors from the 17th to the top are allotted for student housing.

It is rare for a college’s campus to include such a tall tower – even if the campus is situated within a metropolis. In fact, VOA’s addition to the campus will make RU the owner of the second tallest campus building in the whole United States. Not only will the tower be a great addition to the campus by helping the campus provide for its increasing enrollment, but the tower will also create a significant new presence in the Chicago skyline.

Construction will be completed in 2012 and the building should obtain LEED Silver certification.

via designboom