22 Jul '13, 2pm

Thomas Heatherwick Designs a Futuristic Learning Hub for Nanyang University in Singapore

Thomas Heatherwick Designs a Futuristic Learning Hub for Nanyang University in Singapore

The idea of The Hub was to break down the traditional square forward-facing classrooms with a clear front and hierarchy, and move to a corner-less space, where teachers and students mix on a more equal basis. In this model, students work together around shared tables, with teacher as facilitator and partner in the voyage of learning, rather than ‘master’ executing the traditional top-down model of pedagogy. Instead of corridors, each level features open galleries where students can circulate and meet. The students can meet their fellow entrepreneurs, scientists or colleagues in this space that encourages free interaction among all. Each of the tutorial rooms faces the large shared central space, allowing students to continually feel connected to all the other activities going on in the building.

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