The digital media and design section of Ravensbourne College in London can now take pride in their new college building. The project below was completed by Foreign Office Architects in order to meet the shifting demands of 21st century learners. Here is more from the project developers: “The architecture of the building has been designed to express the culture of contemporary production, by using a non-periodic tiling system which symbolises a more diverse and contemporary approach to technology. Gothic rose windows and flower patterns have also been a rich field of inspiration for the project, but in this building they will not be produced as an imitation of nature but as an abstract construction. To achieve this we have resorted to the use of a non-periodic tiling pattern on the façade, which allowed us to build seven different types of windows out of only three different tiles.” Freshome readers, what is your choice- traditional or contemporary university building designs?
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