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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Zeidler Partnership Architects and Snøhetta

May 27th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Zeidler Partnership Architects and Snøhetta

Designed by the architectural team of Zeidler and Snøhetta the stunning new building will provide Ryerson students with an outstanding environment to study, collaborate and discover. The eight-storey Student Learning Centre marks Ryerson’s new face on Yonge Street. It will feature a glass façade, an elevated plaza, a bridge to the existing library and a range of academic, study and collaborative spaces for Ryerson’s students, faculty and staff. Yonge Street frontage will feature destination retail at and below grade, creating a prominent commercial façade.

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre

With links to the existing Library building, the Student Learning Centre will offer a variety of creative and inspiring learning environments and spaces. Every floor will have its own personality–some will be open and interpretive with flexible furniture and terraces while others will be densely filled with enclosed study rooms for groups of four to eight people. The top floor will encourage independent, quiet study and contemplation. With full digital support and accessible academic services, the Student Learning Centre will foster learning success and help promote a culture of collaboration and creativity among Ryerson students.

Ryerson Beach

The lightweight transparent glass skin of the 155,463 square-foot Student Learning Centre will feature a surface design that will create varying light qualities within the interior space. As a further demonstration of Ryerson’s long-time leadership in sustainability, the building will be LEED® Silver compliant. At least 50 per cent of the roof will be a dedicated green roof.
Construction on the building is expected to begin late this year, with a targeted completion date of Winter 2014.


Sky Lounge


Exterior view

Graphic building section

Architect Team

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