This open ideas competition invited practicing architects, interior designers, interior architects, space planners as well as registered students of the above disciplines to design an Academic Interchange for the University of Bremen, Germany. The Academic Interchange was envisioned as an incubator for interdisciplinary collaborations and international relations for academics at the university.
Entrants are encouraged to pay particular attention to the immersive experience of a visitor or visiting resident of the Academic Interchange with respect to their experience/understanding of the building and movement/flow through it. The design concept should evolve from the perspective of the building users: being designed sequentially to provide a series of experiential spaces which inform new visitors of room function and layout, and guide visitors successfully through the building. The design should encourage formal and informal interactions between the occupants and clearly differentiate between public, semi-public and private spaces. The navigation of the building should minimize the requirement for signage. Key spaces and volumes, such as lecture theatres, exhibition spaces, and the faculty club etc., should be planned and designed to aid the orientation and wayfinding of the new visitor.
Mikhail Priemyshev - architect
Natalya Chernysheva - architect