TRY-OUT LAB

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TRY-OUT LAB

By: Rosan Bosch

Can design and interiors improve study environments? Rosan Bosch has developed proposals for the University of Copenhagen, Amager for a physical environment aimed at facilitating learning and encouraging students to spend time on campus outside of lectures. The University of Copenhagen, Amager (KUA) launches its new education facility, KUA2, in 2013. The new physical setting is intended to serve as an active tool in learning situations and to encourage students to spend time on campus outside the scheduled lectures. To test these things in practice, KUA launched a Try-Out Lab, a trial project aimed at giving the university hands-on experience with a different physical environment. As part of the project, Rosan Bosch designed three classrooms, a knowledge centre and a common area. The redesigned rooms differ from conventional classroom designs and allow for a more informal teaching approach. The classrooms feature flexible sofas, organically shaped tables and colourful wallpaper, and users of the knowledge centre will be able to absorb new knowledge while lounging in a hammock or a Chesterfield chair while enjoying a nice cup of coffee. With simple means, the existing rooms have been converted into an inviting and engaging space that generates new opportunities for knowledge sharing, group work and socializing. The interior design revolves around the individual students and allows them to use the university facilities on their own terms. The idea is to offer an attractive physical setting that will motivate the students to acquire knowledge and engage with their study environment. With the Try-Out Lab, KUA now has a tangible example that spatial design can serve as a catalyst for creating a vibrant and dynamic university and an improved study environment.

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