Architecture

Contemporary University Design: Ravensbourne College Building in London

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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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2 comments

  • Alex March 28, 2011 at 08:45 AM Login to Reply →

    OMG… What a great and beautiful place for study….

  • TC March 28, 2011 at 14:03 PM Login to Reply →

    Wow. This is gorgeous. I would love to attend classes here! Personally, I love contemporary designs, so to answer the question…university building designs. I prefer contemporary design becuase I like the uniqueness of it compared to the traditional. Plus, the I think if I was inside the building, I would free like I am in the middles of a swiss cheese. The windows definitely offers great lighting for the building. I would be very proud if I attended such a college! It’s beautiful!