2015 IIDA Student Design Competition: The Future of the Urban University
Организаторы конкурса предлагают переосмыслить сегодняшнюю модель университетов в связи с последними тенденциями в области образования и с учетом потребностей современных студентов. Участникам необходимо подумать о том, как совместить в едином пространстве университета все необходимые функции, и разработать дизайн-концепцию образовательного учреждения, которое займет три этажа в бывшем здании газеты «Свободная пресса» в Детройте.
The 2015 IIDA SDC invites you to conceptualize the future of an urban university mixed-use building that integrates the multiple functions associated with a higher education campus while considering adaptive learning, integration of corporate and business resources, community involvement, and alternative education resources. Encouraging collaboration, health and well-being, and sustainability should be evident in your final design. It should also address new strategies and approaches to higher education.
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. is slated for a regrowth after years of financial struggles and urban flight. Students will need to design three floors of a high-rise in Detroit. The reference site of where your design will be located is the Free Press Building by architect Albert Kahn located at 321 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226. The now abandoned high-rise is 14 stories tall at the tower and has two basement levels. The building is a steel frame with a limestone facade. While floor plans are not readily available at this time, the basic dimensions have been provided. The design solution must take into account the living, academic, and social needs of the student body, faculty, staff, and community.
Students are encouraged to investigate how academic, social, business, and real-world experiential elements can be blended together seamlessly to create balance between living and learning on an urban campus. Think about what aspects of design are important in both the recruitment and retention of students while also being mindful of the surrounding community’s needs. Consider necessary collaborative spaces (flexible rooms for formal study, social activity, common spaces, classrooms, etc.), the need for private spaces (offices, individual dorm rooms, individual study spaces, possible residences for faculty and staff, etc.), the potential for business and entrepreneurial spaces, and the benefits of easy customization for all.