ryerson university's student learning center by snøhetta set to open
 
ryerson university's student learning center by snøhetta set to open ryerson university's student learning center by snøhetta set to open
jan 30, 2015

ryerson university's student learning center by snøhetta set to open

ryerson university’s student learning center by snøhetta set to open

 

 

 

after two and a half years of construction, ryerson university’s new ‘student learning centre’ is set to open in toronto. designed by snøhetta, the eight-storey facility features a distinctive glass skin that intends to reflect a variety light qualities throughout the scheme’s interior. the project has been developed alongside zeidler partnership architects and will provide over 14,000 square meters of additional floor space.

 

 


ryerson student learning centre: time-lapse video (2012 – 2015)
video courtesy of ryerson university

 

 

 

the centre will provide access to the existing library by a bridgeway, directly integrating the building into the campus’ makeup. serving as a continuation of the school’s commitment to sustainability, the facility will be LEED silver compliant with half of the roof dedicated to urban green space.

snohetta ryerson university student learning center toronto canada designboom
image courtesy of ryerson university

 

 

 

partially supported by structural stilts, the main entrance to the south is met by an elevated plaza. a broken, faceted treatment marks the underside of the cantilevered volume which continues into the expansive lobby indoors. featuring a number of open, multifunctional spaces, the center aims to provide a range of environments that facilitate studying and collaboration between students, faculty and staff.

 

see designboom’s previous coverage of the ‘student learning centre’ here.

snohetta ryerson university student learning center toronto canada designboom
the expansive lobby at ground floor level
image courtesy of ryerson university

snohetta ryerson university student learning center toronto canada designboom
the communal lounge is an important part of the design
image courtesy of ryerson library

snohetta ryerson university student learning center toronto canada designboom
the glass skin intends to reflect a variety of light qualities into the scheme’s interior
image courtesy of ryerson library

snohetta ryerson university student learning center toronto canada designboom
image courtesy of ryerson university

snohetta ryerson university student learning center toronto canada designboom
image courtesy of ryerson library

snohetta ryerson university student learning center toronto canada designboom
more secluded workspaces
image courtesy of ryerson library

snohetta ryerson university student learning center toronto canada designboom
see designboom’s previous coverage of the ‘student learning centre’ here
image © snøhetta

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