Spaces for students to connect
NBRSARCHITECTURE are currently converting a section of the old library at Macquarie Uni. The space is titled MUSE: Macquarie University Spatial Experience. The space includes student collaborative study spaces, spaces between formal academic spaces and purely social spaces.
NBRSARCHITECTURE’S design philosophy, established by James Ward, emphasises the importance of connection & choice. To create a space ideal for the students, the students must be able to choose. Imposing a prescriptive space, no matter how expensive or cutting edge in design, will not yield the best results for collaborative interaction. Offering adaptability and choice allows a sense of ownership over the space. The focus is to provide a space in which students have control over their environment, making it a fun space to be in.
The space is also designed to allow instant connection – to wifi, to the university, between students and to the outside world. The space is not only fun, but efficient – A place to get things done.
We have named our allocated space on Level 1 ‘Bassline’. One exciting opportunity offered by the ground floor is the connection to the outside, which has been emphasised by various elements of the design. The NBRSARCHITECTURE Interior team, lead by Hung-Ying Gill, has constructed a layering of spaces to provide a diverse range of spaces to suit a variety of activities.
The layering of spaces includes:
- Private Secure Spaces/ Singular Pods
- Time for Two
- Project Time
- Team spaces
- Come Together
- Down Time/Unwind