University of Adelaide Learning Hub – IDEA 2020

University of Adelaide Learning Hub

Designed to transform the student experience, this 24 hours a day, seven days a week learning and information space represents the latest test bed for student learning. Taking the idea of a tree as a metaphor for learning helped create an individual look, feel and activity zone for each level of the building. Underground, the third level space echoes the dark and cosy feeling of the roots, while the ground plane is light and bright. The mezzanine on the fifth level becomes the ‘treehouse’, lifting students among the foliage.

Design Practice: HASSELL