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Novel architectural solutions change campus design



OtsikkoHow to co-create campus?
ToimittajatSuvi Nenonen, Sami Kärnä, Juha-Matti Junnonen, Sari Tähtinen, Niclas Sandström, Kaisa Airo, Olli Niemi
KustantajaSuomen Yliopistokiinteistöt Oy
ISBN (elektroninen)978-952-15-3493-5
ISBN (painettu)978-952-15-3492-8
TilaJulkaistu - 2015
OKM-julkaisutyyppiD2 Artikkeli ammatillisessa kokoomateoksessa


The change in the learning paradigm from transmission of information
to an active learning model is evident in higher education, too. From
solitary to group work, from virtual to learning by doing, all means
and methods are possible. Like a lively city, so do our campus premises
need to support a greater variety of spaces, as learning is becoming
more and more diverse. How does architecture, in different scales and
different solutions, enliven the existing university campus?
From holistic to small surgical operations, architectural
solutions are presented on three different scales; campus, building,
and group of space. Pervasive solutions, in which the whole layout is
drastically changed, possess potential in changing essentially human
interaction and how the building is used. However, these solutions
are slow and expensive to execute. Then again, targeted learning space
solutions, created, for example, in an area of formerly supporting spaces, are less expensive but have an impact only in the vicinity or for
a certain group of users. The existing premises of campuses possess
a huge potential to be turned into vivid urban centers that support
learning and research of the future. Hence, the existing buildings can
be seen as platforms for novel architectural solutions, and stages to
present universities state-of-the-art education and research.
The outcomes of the research can be applied in different design
stages and scales of campus environments. The article aims at evoking
readers to ponder on novel and innovative solutions that could be used
in campus development, and can be seen as a conversation opener for
designers, campus developers and users. The visions presented in this
article inspire readers to look upon campuses from a new perspective
through innovative examples and spatial solutions.


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