BAUHAUS CAMPUS: A NEW ERA
The vision for the new Bauhaus Campus project is to create a new type of campus–a “creative space for all” that unites architecture, life, and society into a unique learning environment and gathering point for the community, where we can rest, work, exercise, discuss, create, cook, sleep, dream, and live there. The design of the project is based on a both unifying and expanding concept that bridges between campus complex, nature and modern society in the form a diverse, including and activating learning environment. The complex is organised as a permeable set of buildings, which contain several functions and are grouped around within the landscape and outdoor space. The shape resambles a rounded triangle responding to its site context. Each building and function oriented towards the center in the form of directly related outdoor area and together these areas from a diverse arena for experiential learning for both the students and communities. The very active and social space of this central campus are contrasted by a different ring building form and a different building skin (facade). The buildings are connected by the landscape and outdoor space, which gives the complex a recognisable identity and creates a series of outdoor areas between the offset volumes. These zones dissolve the boundary between the indoor and outdoor spaces by creating a diverse transitional zone for learning and physical activities, social interaction, and relaxation. Some of the buildings with the same function are connected by an indoor corridor. Special emphasis is put on the spaces in between the buildings. They are programmed for a double purpose in order to utilise their potential as both access points and links between different functions. The new Bauhaus Campus complex will have room for 50 people living on campus, classes where groups of up to 20 people can gather to work on a project or conduct a pin-up session or small debate, two workshop spaces to produce physical models, and let the students try new materials and see how things work outside of the screen or paper. The complex will also consists of a library, auditorium, cafetaria, and an exhibition space which are accessible to the public. This new campus building puts great emphasis on diversity, creative, and explorative environment.