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Sunderland University

Size 95,500 sq ft
Year 2023
Collaboration BW Interiors
Rethinking the evolution of education spaces, harnessing the new generation of young professionals and nurturing the way they learn in a space with learning in mind.
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Re-envisioning a place to learn, absorb, socialise and energise - by reminding ourselves of the days of fresh grad, whilst merging lessons of a professional together as one to build a narrative that harnesses the sentimentality of youth and the sympathy of adulthood.

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The key here is to design a place which students are proud to call their second home.

A university should be seen as a place of endless opportunities for growth and self-discovery, where students can flourish both inside and outside the classroom.

Rather than just a temporary residence, it's a place where memories are made, friendships are formed, and dreams become a reality.

We believe in the power of those serendipitous moments that can happen anywhere on campus - from walking through the quad and discovering a new passion to connecting with a professor who will inspire you for a lifetime.

With an open mind and a willingness to explore, the possibilities are boundless.

Come and see for yourself the magic that can happen when you immerse yourself in the full university experience.
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Our vision for this space transcends the ordinary.

It's not just about setting the stage for academic success; we also aim to create a lasting impact that inspires creativity and nostalgia.

Here, students will find the buzzing energy of social and canteen spaces where great ideas are shared, as well as the peaceful serenity of quiet and focused spaces where those ideas are brought to life.

Our goal is to make every student feel a sense of belonging and ignite a passion for learning that will stay with them long after they graduate.

We wanted to embark on this journey together and create a space where anything is possible.
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Creating a design that caters to the unique needs of each neighbourhood and study setting is our passion.

We understand that your 'second home' should feel tailored to individual needs and aspirations.

With every design, we strive to create a space that is not only functional but also inspiring and uplifting. We believe that everyone deserves a space that brings out their best, and we are here to make that a reality.

Together, let's bring your vision to life, and create a space that empowers you to succeed and thrive.

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Neighbourhoods and placements of spaces is very important here which gave wayfinding a lot of responsibility to help students navigate around the space.

The extensive team of experts that came together to bring life to this space:

  • BW Interiors

    Design Project Manage Delivery

  • 4realcreative


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