Hello Folks,….. Modern Intelligent And Sustainable Building Architecture Designed By Erick Van Egeraat was The A.A. Hijmans van den Bergh Medical Faculty at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands.
This new faculty modern intelligent and sustainable building for the Academic Biomedical Cluster (ABC) at Utrecht University responds to a 1995 master plan by OMA.
The university sought a modern intelligent and sustainable building to make optimal use of a deep, south-facing site.
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Modern Intelligent And Sustainable Building Design For A. A. Hijmans van den Bergh Building Utrecht, Netherlands
According to the jury, “At first glance the spatial order seems to be veiled by the baroque interior, yet at second glance proves remarkably clear. This is the secret strength of the modern intelligent and sustainable building.”
Facts about A.A. Hijmans van den Bergh Medical Faculty
- Gross surface area: 14,500 m2
- Architect: Erick van Egeraat, Ulf Hackauf, Joris Lüchinger
- Project leader: Cock Peterse
- Associates: Monica Adams, Massimo Bertolano,
- Project team: Rowan van Wely, Taro Yoshikawa Ann, Christin Hillebrand, Kristjan Kaltenbach, Julia Hausmann, Paul Blonk, Jesse Treurniet, Ronald Ubels, Léon Wielaard,
- Project Manager: Universiteit Utrecht, Aryan Sikkema, Wim Bouwhuizen,
- Structural engineer: ABT-C Adviesbureau voor Bouwtechniek
- Mechanical services engineer: Halmos B.V.
- Electrical services engineer: Halmos B.V.
- Quanity surveyor: Dukers & de Cock, Eindhoven
- Urban planner: EEA
- Landscape architect: EEA
- Interior architect: EE
- Client: Universiteit Utrecht afdeling bouw
The jury of the biannual Dutch “Rietveldprijs”, named after the famous “De Stijl” architect, has for the first time distinguished two winners.
In addition to Erick van Egeraat’s design, the “Forum Het Zand” school building designed by Venhoeven CS architects has also been chosen.
The official ceremony will be held on 27 January 2008. During this event, the winner of the Public’s Choice Award will be announced.
Modern Intelligent And Sustainable Building Planning Concept
The new modern intelligent and sustainable building forms the corner of the existing Academic Hospital. The building successfully strengthens the existing entrance of the hospital and establishes an independent identity within the complex and the campus.
It has three parts: offices, classrooms with individual workspace (study landscapes) and a restaurant. In both the office and education areas, flexible environments provide for different teaching scenarios including traditional lectures, group work and individual research.
Three conical glass voids positioned in the center of the building allow light deep into the building and connect the more public areas with the education floors.
The cones integrate the load bearing structure and serve as ventilation shafts. Visible from all parts of the modern intelligent and sustainable building, these crystal glass shapes function both as the technical backbone and the atmospheric heart of the building.
Combining a rationalized and orthogonal structure with specific shapes and open areas.
Modern Intelligent And Sustainable Building Functionality
An independent identity within the complex, but also part of the University campus, the new modern intelligent and sustainable building volume seeks to strengthen the existing entrance area of the hospital complex.
The modern intelligent and sustainable building contains three distinct functions; classrooms, individual study landscapes, and a restaurant. The heart of the building features three cone-shaped glass structures that intersect the entire building and act as giant light wells.
Consequently, indirect sunlight enters deep into building allowing the user to experience the “outside” from a variety of positions within the building.
Modern Intelligent And Sustainable Building Structure Design
The structures are visible throughout and connect the public spaces on the two lower levels with the educational facilities on the three upper levels. This provides an open and transparent unity.
The cones integrate the load bearing structure and serve as large ventilation shafts. The crystal glass shapes thus form a technical backbone as well as the atmospherically heart of the building.
In both the office and education areas, flexible work environments are provided where different teaching scenarios can occur such as classical lectures, group work, and individual research.
Combining a rationalized and orthogonal structure with specific shapes and open areas met the client’s expectation of a modest, though enriched environment with an inspiring identity.
Modern Intelligent And Sustainable Building Heating Concept
A special hybrid-heating concept was developed for the ABC-Education Facility in Utrecht, in which the architectural layout of the modern intelligent and sustainable building was fully utilized to develop the heating concept. Natural ventilation is used throughout the building.
Photograph Of Building
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Unique Design Feature Of Modern Intelligent And Sustainable Building
The three glass structures are composed of approximately 430 unique glass plates in total, each weighing between 300 to 500 kg. Consequently, indirect sunlight enters deep into building allowing the user to experience the “outside” from a variety of positions within the building.
The structures are visible throughout and connect the public spaces on the two lower levels with educational facilities on the three upper levels. This provides an open and transparent unity.
For this latest extension named after Abraham Albert Hijmans van den Bergh, a pioneer in biomedicine, the University sought a more modern intelligent and sustainable building to make optimal use of the deep site available.