The incredible architecture design which is called the Ravensbourne College is completed designed by the Foreign Office Architects in London. This impressive new building design is designed for Ravensbourne, a university sector college innovating in the digital media and design which is located as Greenwich Peninsula on the South-Eastern edge of the O2 building, to the right of the North-South axis which structures the master plan. The Ravensbourne aims to deliver the education to meet the shifting demands of 21st century learners; it is by moving to this extraordinary location. The leaners who expect the access to the resources and support on the demand and whose needs can differ greatly depending on a variety of the social and economic factors.
The best in the technology and the mobile computing in an environment which is enables a variety of the learning styles is provided by the new building which is designed to stimulate the environment and working practice of the creative professionals. Produce a structure which will encourage the collaboration between the different disciplines and practitioners within Ravensbourne is the main strategy in the design of the building and by structuring the building around a system of two interconnected atria, each piercing through three levels of the program will be achieve it. Which is also connects visually the core of the public spaces in the building with the perception of the urban surroundings, the atria have seen systematically attached to the external facade in order not only to use them as the ventilation devices. The building is specified to reach a BREEAM qualification of the environmental excellence.
The massing has been kept as compact as possible with very low ratio of the facade to the area, and a deep building which is able to provides the flexible space to host the various activities which take a place in the building, it is in order to achieve the optimum environmental performance. By using a non-periodic tiling system which is symbolizes a more diverse and the contemporary approach to the technology, the architecture of the building has been designed to express the culture of the contemporary production. The gothic rose windows design and the flower patterns have also been rich a field of the inspiration for the project, but in this building they will not be produced as an imitation of the nature but as an abstract construction. The architect have resorted to the use of a non-periodic tilling pattern on the facade, which is allow the architect to build a seven different types of the windows out of only the three different tiles to achieve it.
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Photography by Benedict Luxmoore and Morley von Sternberg