New Zealand Commercial Design Trends Series NZ Commercial Design Trends Vol. 30/9 - Page 6

Learning is a life-long process, and it’s not limited to the four walls of a classroom. Learning is just as likely to happen in peer-to-peer settings, in the wider community, or through interactive technology. This sea change in thinking is reflected in the multifaceted approach to tertiary education, as exemplified by the new MIT Manukau campus. @DavidJideas David Johnson MIT Manukau not only provides a wide range of different learning opportunities for students, it also takes the concept of accessibility more literally than most tertiary institutions – the campus is integrated with a new transport interchange. Trains arrive at the Manukau station beneath the building, and buses pull up directly alongside. Both MIT and Auckland Transport benefit from the high exposure, and the traditional barriers to study are removed as commuters and students animate the mezzanine floors and stairs within the vast atrium. The integration of transport hubs with commercial buildings and even apartments is commonplace overseas, and we can expect to see more exciting developments here in the coming years. In this issue we also profile a new Australian tertiary facility – the Tyree Energy Technologies Building at the University of New South Wales. Here, again, the design reflects changing teaching methodologies, with an emphasis on sustainability, collaboration and opportunities for interaction, much like the modern offices we profile elsewhere in the book. All these new projects are indicative of the growing move towards activity-based working, where one size does not fit all. Workers and students are given every encouragement to be the very best they can be, and the results speak for themselves. All this and so much more – check out the dramatic Interlace and Eliza apartment buildings, which are truly out of the ordinary. 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