Responding to a brief for increased social interaction and inter-disciplinary kin-ship, the design harnesses current andragogy to deliver a scheme where visual connectivity is strong, learning is on display, and activated circulation spaces encourage students to stay on campus.
Central to the three-level building is a generously sized atrium, complete with coffee shop and a stair that also provides seating and room for gathering. All around are glass-enclosed workshops, seminar rooms and study areas that afford the visual transparency so crucial in today’s educational institutions.
Whereas previously, students were confined within the four walls of a traditional classroom, now they have access to everything that is being taught on campus, such as carpentry, plumbing, civil engineering and electrotechnology. This facilitates the cross-pollination of ideas, better preparing students for a role within industry.