Anglia Ruskin University

These images reflect the brief visit I made to Anglia Ruskin University in 2011.

*In October 2013 I revisited the university to see the changes made to the Library and student social areas, those photos are below this set.

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Group Study area in the Library

IMG_0992.jpgTypical library study areas
IMG_0994.jpgBig graphics and metal carrels

IMG_0995.jpgLecture theatre with large size Team Mate lectern

IMG_0996.jpgThe new ‘quad’ central area has some interesting seating, lighting and spaces that open out to it. Particularly the circular teaching spaces with wood and red tiling features.

IMG_1004.jpgLED floor lights

IMG_0998.jpgStudent break out area outside lecture rooms

IMG_0999.jpgLED lighting on circular tiled walls that mirror the external features.

IMG_1002.jpgLecture seminar space built in oval fashion, excellent acoustics and interesting use of colour. Dual screen projection with double Team Mate lectern.

IMG_1003.jpgClose up view of acoustic panelling and speakers

IMG_1005.jpgCeiling acoustic baffles in lecture theatre

Link to a new British gas commercial aimed at students and filmed on site at the University

2013 update:

The ground floor now has a variety of study zones which are vibrant and appear quite engaging.

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Part of this area is puzzling as the vinyl lettering states it is a group area but the layout is for individual work at computers.

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These group study pods are becoming familiar at many universities and do seem to be one of the most effectively used facilities by students

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I was taken by this window view within the study area, a great idea to open up the space

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Its good to see that although the services are exposed, they have been spray painted black to hide them away and contrast from the suspended lighting panels

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This is a very attractive balcony above a circular teaching space, with great colourful weather proof seats and lozenge shaped tables.

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Inside the cafe area are two spaces that join together with a real attention to detail, especially the cube stools that are stackable.IMG_2907

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This row of booths is very nicely designed with large vibrant and verdant images.IMG_2906

 

These areas of seating are fascinating, with bold wooden hinged screens that create booths as well as a real design statementIMG_2905

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Finally, these planks of wood have been added at the edge of the cafe servery area to bring much needed warmth and natural finish to the spaceIMG_2902

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