santiago calatrava's florida polytechnic university opens
 
santiago calatrava's florida polytechnic university opens
aug 13, 2014

santiago calatrava's florida polytechnic university opens


santiago calatrava’s florida polytechnic university opens
image © joel morales photography

 

 

 

santiago calatrava‘s ‘innovation, science & technology building’ for florida polytechnic university,USA is set to open its doors to students, five years after the spanish architect was chosen to masterplan the school‘s expanded campus. costing $60 million USD to complete, the 160,000 square foot project houses a range of classrooms, auditoriums and research labs alongside faculty offices and academic administration resources.

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the design is characterized by its repeated skeletal form
image © joel morales photography

 

 

santiago calatrava developed the florida polytechnic university with a repeated skeletal form, with a latticed envelope stretched across a series of arched ribs. the vast scheme is crowned with a rising operable roof that can be adapted in order to regulate the desired amount of direct light required in response to the sun’s daily movement. the building’s formal arrangement comprises four pedestrian bridges connecting the two-storey structure with the surrounding development.

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a latticed envelope is stretched across a series of arched ribs
image © andy glogower

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the vast scheme is crowned with a rising operable roof
image by aerial innovations / courtesy of florida polytechnic university

florida polytechnic university santiago calatrava designboom
the canopy can be adapted in order to regulate the desired amount of direct light required
image by aerial innovations / courtesy of florida polytechnic university

florida polytechnic university santiago calatrava designboom
the building’s formal arrangement comprises four pedestrian bridges connecting the two-storey structure
image by aerial innovations / courtesy of florida polytechnic university

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a rendering showing the ‘innovation, science & technology building’ in the context of the new campus
image © santiago calatrava

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the 160,000 square foot project houses a range of classrooms, auditoriums and research labs
image © santiago calatrava

  • I just photographed this place inside and out and it is absolutely stunning! The lady on the desk was so happy to come to work every day to such an inspiring building. http://halifaxarchitectural.ca/projects/florida-polytechnic-university/

    Julian Parkinson
  • A new innovative school needs an innovative design. Great job!

    Chris
  • Kudos to Florida Poly for doing something this innovative. I am seeing some incredible photography inspired by this building http://on.fb.me/1wgbJvT

    Sandra
  • Beautiful site plan

    Tom
  • Why? What is the cleaning budget for this? Colossal misuse of steel and glass.This is nothing but a grime and filth trap net.These kinds of projects needs detailed design versus value analysis

    Numa Duma
  • Great. A science building that is surounded by parking lots and only accessible by car. Have any of those scientists heard of climate change caused by burning fossil fuels? Well, Florida will be underwater in 200 years, so I guess it doesn’t matter.

    JJ

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