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Educatorium Utrecht University Building

Contemporary Higher Education Development in The Netherlands design by OMA

15 Jul 2010

Educatorium Utrecht University

Date built: 1997

Design: Rem Koolhaas Architect / OMA

Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands

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building photo © A. Mason

This bold design warps the division between wall, floor and ceilling, with a concrete structure that wraps around the built volume.

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Educatorium Utrecht University architect – Rem Koolhaas

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Utrecht building photos © Alan Mason Jul 2008

This was a seminal work for this celebrated Dutch architecture studio, a building in which Rem Koolhaas showed the world his innovative was of not just thinking about architecture but of designing and completing a major building. The dominant feature is the tick expressed slab of concrete that envelops the space. The slab angles up, a radical departure from the rectilinear and rational rigour of the International Style / Modernism which still in so many ways held sway amongst architects when this was designed (though most would give it a different title like ‘neo-Modernism’ or ‘contemporary architecture’).

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Educatorium Utrecht – Building Information

Client: University of Utrecht
Completion: 1997
Cost: € 10,900,000,-
Floor area: 11,000 sqm
Architects: OMA – Rem Koolhaas
Structural engineer: ABT
Contractor: BAM

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OMA : formerly known as Office for Metrpolitan Architecture, a world-famous Dutch architects studio

Utrecht University Building – external link to OMA website page on this project
The architects state: “he Educatorium is composed of two planes which fold to accommodate a range of distinct programs, including an outdoor plaza, two lecture halls, cafeteria and exam halls. Planes interlock to create a single trajectory in which the entire university experience – socialization, learning, examination – is encapsulated.”

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