University of Maryland
School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
3835 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742
Danpalon products create exceptional light -transmitting architectural systems providing optimal and thermal comfort in building envelope (roof and walls).
Recycled materials were used in the furnishings, such as the outdoor benches made from reclaimed timber posts and the custom ceiling tiles produced by Miniwiz . The 4,000-square-foot indoor basketball court on the second floor doubles as an event space with seating for 400 and will host local leagues, high school teams, and community partners. The roof terrace serves as an outdoor events space with food served from an indoor food truck. The HQ also includes a media room, market showroom, maker’s space, and library.
In a deliberate contrast to the verticality of the skyscraper models, the biennial's other image-oriented exhibit is a "horizontal city" of 24 scale models displayed on low-slung pedestals. Prepare to sit on a stool to view the models, which have been laid out to suggest Mies' 1947 overwhelmingly horizontal plan for the Illinois Institute of Technology campus. In each case, you witness a photograph or image of an iconic interior space like the Pantheon and a designer's reinterpretation of it.
Recognising this impact, the AIA has compiled six key areas for architects to pay particular attention to when designing a space, explains AIA spokesman Scott Frank. Among these are safety, promoting social connectedness, ease of movement, and sensory stimulation.