1100 Architect transforms this 19th-century manufacturing building into a contemporary building complete with its awesome learning environment. The transformation of New York University Department of Linguistics makes the communication of the five divisions improve well. With Best of Year Merit Award of Interior Design in 2010, this university becomes the best place for learning.
Previously, New York University Department of Linguistics is a 19th-century manufacturing building in New York. You can see some historical accents on this building even after the transformation. Today, this building becomes a cohesive learning place.
The transformation of this university building can make the communication of all divisions improve well. The process also creates a maximal natural light that enters the building space. It becomes a new program for this building.
An inviting public space can be seen on the first floor. It has a student lounge, a reception area, and also two lecture rooms. The lecture rooms can be seen easily and visible from the street outside the university building.
Every design on the four upper stories creates a collaboration of teaching labs and also locating lounges at the center space. This space is surrounded by faculty and student offices too. It makes a good and maximal use of space without wasting anything.
The lounges can be used flexibly with the moving glass. It can also use to make intimate spaces by dividing it. Those intimate spaces are perfect for individual study or opened to be large-scale collaboration for learning activities.