Flexible campus area with respect for all users
Roskilde Campus is a new educational area for 1,500 students studying Marketing, IT and Food Engineering. The overall project includes both renovation and new construction. The new building houses teaching areas, classrooms, a canteen, a production kitchen and administrative offices.
The campus will be a site for several different functional areas, and we based our project design on the needs of the individual areas of education. The three main concepts, which were crucial in the design process, are: ‘community’, ‘sustainability’ and ‘durability’. Physical environment influences academic and social communities. That is why the objective of the proposal is to support the many different ‘learning cultures’ by creating flexible physical conditions. This includes flexible spaces for different activities such as major events, informal meetings, intimate conversations, breaks, celebrations, and creative and social interaction across areas of studies.
The aim of the project is to ‘respect’ the needs of all users of the building, whether large groups or individuals. We all learn in different ways and have different requirements in terms of physical space. The building facilitates a wide range of learning environments: a need that is expected to increase in the future. The campus must offer more than just a capacity to withstand use. It should be flexible in the sense of being able to accommodate a range of different learning methods and needs, when it comes to both current and future requirements.