Location 位置: Shatin, HK 香港沙田 | Client 客户: Private Client 私人客户 | Type 类型: Educational Institution 教育机构 | Area 总面积: GFA 700 sq.m. 700平方米 | Date 日期: 11.2014
In accommodating a place for an educational institution students to gather as a community focused on study and learning, whilst considering the challenge of the internalized atrium space with limited connectivity to the Faculty. This design proposal adopted bold colours and simple geometries defuse the somewhat imposing environment, creating an entirely new scale and branding for the learning common that is fresh, modern, and relaxed. That prompt various informal, socialized study experiences. This ensured that the project was more efficient and cost-effective than full-scale construction and it can be easily modified, so that it is sustainable for the Faculty’s current and future needs. The Learning Commons offers a variety of comfortable places to hang out and its flexibility accommodates a shifting campus culture and a diverse program of services and events. The investment reinvents and reinvigorates the reading room into a new Learning Commons, embodies the educational institution’s diversity and pedagogical shift to social learning and establishes the Learning Commons as a major public space on campus.