[Photos via Ryerson.ca]
Designed by two award-winning architectural firms, Snøhetta & Zeidler Partnership Architects, the 8-storey Ryerson Student Learning Centre will offer its 40,000 students over 155,000 square feet to study in. Because today's learners rely less on physical books and desktops, the innovative designers are outfitting the $112 million dollar building with all types of learning 'zones', from low formless furniture to casual meeting rooms. The open, transparent design allows around 2,400 students to use the building simultaneously. It's also aiming to achieve LEED Silver Certification as Ryerson commits to environmentally sustainable design and operation with a green rooftop. The stunning structure will also be anchored in a retail space along Yonge street, emphasizing the university's vision towards blending private and public spaces. The cafe and Digital Media Zone, aka the 'entrepreneurial incubator' will sit at the centre of this incredible structure. Canadian Architect Magazine recently honoured the building with a national Award of Excellence last December. Check it out for yourself this December when it will be up and running.
· Ryerson rebuilds Student Centre.[Ryerson.ca]
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·Design features of new student centre.[Toronto Star]