#5. American University of Beirut – Charles Hostler Student Center
Incorporating sports facilities and green fields, this VJAA designed project defies convention by being northward facing to optimize views and sea breezes. It also makes use of locally available building materials for posts and beams, flooring, and walls.
Architect: VJAA; Samir Khairallah & Partners (associate)
Square Feet: 204,000
Green: COTE Top Ten Green Projects (2009)
- American Institute of Architects (AIA) Institute Honor Awards for Architecture (2009)
#4. La Trobe University – Institute for Molecular Science
Characterized by a distinct honeycomb facade, this Lyons-designed building is home to La Trobe University’s Institute for Molecular Science. It features extensive natural lighting and open collaborative areas for students and researchers.
Architect: Lyons Architects
Green: 5-star rating from Green Building Council of Australia using Education Tool Version 1
#3. Nanyang Technical University – School of Art, Design and Media
A swirling green roof tops off the 5-story building that’s home to the School of Art, Design and Media. The high-performance building envelope reduces energy consumption and enhances natural views.
Architect: CPG Consultants
Square Feet: 215,000
Green: Green Mark Platinum Award – Building and Construction Authority (BCA)
- USA School Construction News (DesignShare) Awards 2007 (Honour)
#2. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Square Feet: 27 Buildings, 5.5 Million Square feet
Green: LEED Platinum
- AIA/ALA – Library Building Award
- AIA Chicago – Design Excellence Awards – SustainABILITY Leadership Award – Citation of Merit
- AIA Committee on the Environment – Top 10 Green Projects
- More awards listed here.
#1. EWHA Woman’s University
Seoul, South Korea
This stunning project is simultaneously building, landscape, and sculpture. Its large glass curtain wall design permits high levels of daylight and natural ventilation among its six underground stories.
Architect: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Square Feet: 750,000
Green: Good Green Design, Environment/Landscape Architecture Award (2009)
- Afex Prize (2010)
- Seoul Metropolitan Architecture Award (2008), First Prize