Rolex Learning Center, by SANAA


One of my favorite aspects of the Rolex Learning Center, designed by architecture firm SANAA, is that it shows a strong combination of aesthetics, function at work geared towards learning within a social and active environment.

SANAA, headed by Japanese duo of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, seem to have crafted aesthetics using social interaction, individual relationship with the building and organic human movements.

To sum it up, the design of the building encourages:

  • peer-to-peer interaction to ease a dynamic social learning environment
  • student comfort within a space they are likely to spend large amounts of time in
  • and both acknowledges and influences human’s nonlinear navigation of space.

SANAA has recently won the Pritzker Prize, awarded to living architects whose abilities and execution have much contributed to humanity and the built environment through architecture.

via Designcollector
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