Today we write about IBI Group and some of their projects. In case you didn’t know, IBI Group is probabily the worlds biggest architecture firm. They employ over 1000 architects! So you can imagine how big and awesome their plans and buildings must be.
Let’s take a look at their work:
Adobe Tower – Preston Square
Located in Ottawa, Canada, Preston Square is a mixed-use development consisting of three office buildings, an apartment complex, and underground parking for 1,200 cars. Goals of the master plan were to develop a sense of community through the careful design of landscaped open areas and terraces, weather-protected pedestrian links, and common parking.
The Adobe Tower is a distinctive blue-green tower with silver accents containing 242,000 sq ft of Class A office space in a 12-storey tower. It was designed to take in plenty of natural light while offering up great views and an uncommonly high percentage of corner offices. Each of the building’s many sides has an enviable view.
The tower is tall, sleek, efficient, and functional; it’s wired for security and technology. An impressive main lobby provides links to the other towers and enhances the Class A corporate identity.
Alpine High School No.12
Located in Alpine, California, this high school for 2,000 students is designed as five nearly autonomous small learning communities. Each small school has its own administration, research area, counseling, student commons, and an array of flexible instruction spaces able to accommodate a myriad of curriculum delivery methods.
Support spaces include a multi-use fitness building, performing arts center, and supporting physical education facilities.
The campus is designed to work with the natural contours of the site, integrate the native oak trees, and embrace the natural wetlands at its center.
The project will be energy efficient and sustainable and achieve LEED® rating. Sustainable features include an energy-efficient central plant, integrated lighting controls, controlled daylighting, and an extensive on-site filtration system to control run-off into the natural streambeds.
American University in Cairo
Located in New Cairo, Egypt, IBI Group developed campus-wide concepts for site access and arrival, perimeter security, wind barriers, pedestrian circulation, landscape design, and site irrigation.
As part of the Master Plan design, CRJA-IBI Group designed the running track and athletic fields, as well as the major outdoor gathering space within the campus core, called the Maidan Palm Court, for ceremonial events. CRJA-IBI Group also developed designs for a series of smaller, sheltered courtyards within the academic core based upon Middle Eastern designs. These courtyards, each distinct in character, feature small pools, fountains, palms, flowering shrubs, vines, and groundcovers.
One focus of the Master Plan was sustainability. CRJA-IBI Group developed a campus-wide environmental strategy to maximize natural ventilation and cooling. Compact building clusters would be oriented as much as possible East/West. The large garden on the north side of the campus would be heavily planted to form a cool, low reservoir. Summer winds from the north would move through the garden and bring cool, moist air into the buildings. On the Southwest side of the campus, a shelter belt would be planted to block winter winds and act as a filter for wind-blown sand. Building facades on this side would be heavily planted with deciduous trees to provide shade during Summer, however allowing sun to filter in during Winter.
Here you go, 3 outstanding projects from IBI Group! Stay tuned for more and, as always, please subscribe to our blog!
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