Mori Hosseini Student Union at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University / ikon.5 architects

Curated by Paula Pintos
UNIVERSITY • DAYTONA BEACH, UNITED STATES
Architects : ikon.5 architects
Area : 16722 m²
Year : 2018
Photographs : Brad Feinknopf
Manufacturers : MetalTech-USA, Sika, Terrazzo & Marble, Armstrong Ceilings, Super Sky Skylights, West Tampa Glass, Pyrok StarSilent
Landscape : Prosser
Lighting Designer : Fisher Marantz Stone
Structural Engineering : Thornton Tomasetti
General Contractor : Barton Malow
Civil Engineering : Parker Mynchenberg & Associates

Client : Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Mep/F Engineering : OCI Engineerings
City : Daytona Beach
Country : United States

© Brad Feinknopf

Textual content description offered by the architects. Impressed by the gracefulness of birds in flight, the scholar union building at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical College is an expression of its mission to show the science, follow and enterprise of aviation and aerospace. Positioned on the entrance door to the campus, the building’s gently-soaring type expressing flight creates an iconic id for the College and embodies its scholar’s values of fearlessness, journey and discovery.

© Brad Feinknopf

Internally, the scholar union building is an aeronautical athenaeum combining social studying areas, occasions, eating and the College library. A hovering, triple-height commons anchors and integrates the collaborative social and studying interiors. Wrapping this area and open to it are lounges, eating venues, group school rooms, golf equipment and organizations, profession companies and the College library in addition to an occasion middle, making a digital “metropolis inside a metropolis”. The 177,000-square-foot facility homes scholar lounge areas, a eating commons and meals court docket on the primary flooring.

© Brad Feinknopf

Additionally on the primary flooring is an occasions middle that may accommodate as much as 900 folks and is divisible into six separate salons. The higher flooring comprise workplaces for scholar golf equipment and organizations, school rooms, pc labs and group school rooms. The highest flooring homes the College library which is about beneath a dynamic 200-foot arching skylight and opens the sky to the library. A roof terrace on the second flooring permits college students to gaze upon the adjoining runway of Daytona Worldwide Airport and past to rocket launches from Cape Canaveral.