I wish my university looked like this. Images of the Coventry University Hub designed by Hawkins Brown. The students have the ability to access a laptop loan service & use the wireless network in the informal social & learning spaces. The graphic 'home' away from home spaces in yellow are introduced into the larger space with a code on the side of each one so you can book one - you are only in danger of the students staying too long, especially in the circular one.
'An exposed industrial-style concrete ceiling contrasts with the homely feel of a wallpapered wall'
'Distinct spaces are created within the larger area with furniture modules, each with a graphic booking code'
'Coventry University Hub is a 24hour ‘one stop shop’ where students can access social learning and support facilities as well as retail and Students Union.'
Discovered via fxmagazine
Images courtesy of hawkinsbrown