Most Beautiful Campuses Worldwide

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A campus university is seen as the place offering student accommodation, teaching and studying facilities, and extra-curriculum activities. Nowadays, the young people long for being enrolled into not only a prestigious university or college with the best teaching and learning methods but also those with beautiful campus including large botanical gardens or lakes. They can be said to be the creative design of the leaders of universities in attempt to facilitate students’ study and life. Here are the most impressive campuses all over the world:

 

Towers Grey Castle of Arcadia University


Unlike the modern facilities of other campuses, Grey Towers Castle, the U.S National Historic Landmark, which lies inside the campus of Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, is a long traditional building. Completed by Horace Trumbauer, this impressive campus was started building in 1893 and purchased in 1929 for $712,500. The interior illustrates Trumbauer\'s eclectic style with an option of different French influences from the Renaissance through the age of Louis XV.

 


Towers Grey Castle is seen from Easton Road entrance

Towers Grey Castle is seen from Easton Road entrance

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Significantly, STATA center designed by Frank Gehry is the computer science department, information and intelligence services and the department for linguistics and philosophy. This modern building features numerous short tower blocks, which are curved and lean at unnatural angles. The complex is situated on two eight-storey \'U\' shaped towers including the Gates (G) and the Dreyfoos (D) towers. Also, this center contains an auditorium, four lecture rooms, childcare facility, food court, fitness centre, and swimming pool.

 


The Stata Center is a new complex of buildings on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus

The Stata Center is a new complex of buildings on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus

 


The Stata Center is the typical icon of Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Stata Center is the typical icon of Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Ørestad College


Ørestad College is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark and is designed by 3XN architects. The Ørestad College will be the first to implement new educational issues in terms of subjects, organization and teaching systems with the introduction of IT as the major educational tool.The college is interconnected vertically and horizontally. Four boomerang shaped floor plans with four study zones of each are rotated to provide the powerful super structure constructing the overall frame of the building. With all these convenient and modern facilities, Ørestad College becomes the desire of all students all over the world for their study environment.

 


Ørestad College is designed and completed by 3XN architects

Ørestad College is designed and completed by 3XN architects

 


The rotation opens an aspect of each floor to the vertical tall central atrium and supplies space to serve the purpose of community and expresses the college’s longing for interdisciplinary education

The rotation opens an aspect of each floor to the vertical tall central atrium and supplies space to serve the purpose of community and expresses the college’s longing for interdisciplinary education

 


Students can feel relaxed even when they are studying with the aid of IT tools

Students can feel relaxed even when they are studying with the aid of IT tools

 

Miami Dade College


Designed by the company named Oppenheim Architecture + Design, Miami Dade College is well-known for its eye-catching new campus center. To be situated on Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami, the building is a quadrangle shape g with a striking glass and steel exoskeleton and maximizes natural ventilation and public spaces to enjoy. One more thing, the center is equipped with wind turbines and solar hot water collectors on its roof, which is considered as a symbol of green environment.

 


The center will be around 250,000 square feet with a two-level commercial space covering the whole building and an open-air campus arts quad on the third level.

The center will be around 250,000 square feet with a two-level commercial space covering the whole building and an open-air campus arts quad on the third level.

 


A sloping auditorium inside is also included to serve as a venue for different cultural events

A sloping auditorium inside is also included to serve as a venue for different cultural events

 


The towers will feature offices, an athletic center, meeting facilities, a residential area with one-bedroom rental units, small studios, and a full service hotel

The towers will feature offices, an athletic center, meeting facilities, a residential area with one-bedroom rental units, small studios, and a full service hotel

 

School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University


School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is famous for its hug green roof made of an organic, vegetated form blending landscape and structure, nature and high-tech as well as symbolizing the creativity. The glass walls offer a visual exchange which helps students and teachers to view the building, the surrounding landscape along with the interior plaza as fluid spaces. Meanwhile, the curving green roofs make this building striking among the other structures on campus. Surely, this campus not only represents the soul of an art school but also promises to be concept campus model for most universities all over the world in terms of environmental friendliness.

 


Planted grasses are raised to create a curve above the roof

Planted grasses are raised to create a curve above the roof

 


Its  interior spaces included concrete walls and columns, cement-sand floors, timber railings and a neutral palette in different shape and size

Its interior spaces included concrete walls and columns, cement-sand floors, timber railings and a neutral palette in different shape and size

 

 

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This article was published on 2010/08/18