#education

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Project • By Signature FloorsLibraries

Emmanuel College Warnambool

Using colour in educational design is an effective strategy to impact student behaviours, maintain focus and retain attention. Since flooring is one of the largest blank canvases in learning environments, designers have an opportunity to use coloured flooring to dramatically alter the mood and energies of those who spend time in it. This latest project with Cirillo Architects, in fact, illustrates just how transformative colour can feel courtesy of Signature’s Vivid carpet tiles. Courtesy of Cirillo Architects The Geelong-based design firm was tasked with the expansion and refurbishment of the existing McAuley Campus Library at Emmanuel College, Warnambool. This involved punching through and opening up what was previously the mu... More

Project • By MaxiplyUniversities

RMIT School of Global Urban and Social Studies

In the shared workspaces at RMIT School of Global Urban and Social Studies (GUSS) in Melbourne, our Koskisen has created a stylish yet relaxed space that is the ideal setting for creating thinking and collaborating. The panels were used to great effect on the walls and ceilings, resulting in a subtle contrast that looks clean and modern. The shelving, desks, decorative screening and doors were also manufactured using Koskisen, for a seamless effect. As the school is a high-traffic environment, Koskisen was chosen for its durability and long life. For the team at Spowers Architect, the decision to specify Maxiply products came down to competitive pricing, fast lead times and quality. Another important factor was the peace of mind provided... More

Project • By Dietrich | Untertrifaller ArchitektenResearch Facilities

TUM Campus Olympia Park

Located in the park of the Bavarian capital and created for the 1972 Olympic games, the campus houses the Department of Sports and Health Sciences of the Technical University of Munich (TUM).With a slender outline -180m long and 150m wide-the bright and light constuction  accomodates sports and lecture halls, offices, research and diagnostic rooms under one roof.    Patios punctuate the centre of the building, bringing natural light inside the compact construction. An impressive 18m timber cantilever partially shelters the outside athletic tracks, enabling highly sensitive sports measurements. the special wooden structure of the cantilever is prefabricated from glulam ribs to form high peformance beams ensuring  minima... More
Zayed University, New Campus

Project • By Pascall+WatsonUniversities

Zayed University, New Campus

The new campus provides a unique and distinctive learning facility for the United Arab Emirates’ capital city.   Abu Dhabi’s Zayed University represents an impressive addition to Pascall+Watson’s Education portfolio.   The university offers a contemporary learning environment for up to 6,000 students, including lecture theatres, seminar rooms, sports facilities, a library and the largest convention centre in the Middle East. The facilities are arranged as a series of individual structures clustered around a central core.   The location, in the desert on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi City, provided very little context. Consequently, in order to ground the campus and create a sense of place, the central cor... More
Durham University, Wolfson Research Institute

Project • By Pascall+WatsonResearch Facilities

Durham University, Wolfson Research Institute

The facility allows Durham University to advance its pioneering medical research.   Occupying a prime riverside location, the design for the medical research laboratories at Durham University takes full advantage of both its picturesque setting and its historical context.   The building offers an inspiring environment to further interdisciplinary research in to subjects including life sciences, health and well-being. The BREEAM rated scheme boasts a number of new facilities including laboratories, seminar rooms, teaching spaces, offices, cafés and collaborative breakout areas.   Three departmental functions are represented within the building, each housed within a distinctive, stand-alone block. Service towers, d... More

Project • By Pascall+WatsonLaboratories

London Metropolitan University, Science Centre

The world’s first ‘super-laboratory’ has quickly established itself as an industry benchmark.   The new Science Centre at London Metropolitan University incorporates an open plan, 280-workspace science laboratory delivering state-of-the-art facilities for cross-disciplinary education. The scale of the facility and the technology it offers have led to it being termed as the world’s first ‘super-laboratory’.   Acknowledging the constraints of an extremely tight site and limited street frontage, the building’s architectural expression is more evident at the upper levels, where banks of windows reflect the university’s aims for the faculty to be both physically and metaphorically tra... More

Project • By Pascall+WatsonResearch Facilities

Imperial College London, Dyson School of Design En

The design of the Dyson School of Design Engineering acts as a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship.   The new Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London, founded with support from the James Dyson Foundation, provides contemporary learning facilities for undergraduate, masters and doctoral research students.   The school, dedicated to engineering innovation and entrepreneurship, is part of the Faculty of Engineering and runs two master’s programmes with the Royal College of Art, establishing a consolidated hub for creative minds.   The BREEAM rated design for the flagship facility brings life to the redundant historic building, which was acquired from the Science Museum.   The ref... More

Project • By Pascall+WatsonUniversities

University for the Creative Arts, Film

The new Film & Media Centre provides a dynamic hub for the University for the Creative Arts.   Located at the university’s Farnham campus, the 1,000m² building accommodates students studying performing arts, film studies and music composition & technology, with a multitude of cutting-edge technological equipment.   Facilities include a black box film studio, a 260-seat lecture theatre, performance spaces and an acoustically sealed recording studio featuring a live room, dubbing theatre and control room.   The scheme has been designed to offer a high degree of flexibility - the film studio can be reconfigured for use as a public performance auditorium and the lecture theatre can be transformed into exh... More

Project • By Pascall+WatsonLaboratories

Aberystwyth University IBERS Reasearch Facilities

Located on the stunning west coast of Wales, Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) undertakes inter-disciplinary scientific research to explore the impact of global warming on our food supply.   Following a masterplan to consolidate and reorganise the existing provision, Pascall+Watson were selected to design two new flagship teaching and research facilities; one at Penglais, the other at Gogerddan.   Sited within the listed green belt campus, the new state-of-the-art Penglais building houses adaptive teaching, laboratory and social hubs designed to encourage collaborative learning. A sleek internal bridge physically connects the faculty’s new and existing facili... More