Inspired by the existing buildings of Roskilde University Centre (RUC), the new campus of 14,000 m2 will consist of four square buildings – slightly rotated towards each other to shield the area from the motorway and create a more intimate, varied space around the campus square. In this way, a new meeting place is created between the urban quarter of Trekroner and the green areas around RUC. Under the overhang of the main building, a roofed square will open up to the rest of the campus area and create life and a sense of community among the students.
The new campus will facilitate dialogue and random meetings between the students and give them a feeling of being part of a diverse university environment beating with one pulse.
The jury’s statement describes the project as ”extremely convincing and thoroughly prepared”. In addition, the project proposal is commended for its integrated, carefully worked out and visionary strategy for energy and environment, which the jury emphasises as “carefully thought out and in agreement with the overall layout and architectural principles, including a clear strategy for optimal use of the naturally differentiated daylight opportunities of the building”. The rotated position of the buildings ensures an amble inflow of daylight into all four houses optimising their energy consumption and making them adaptable to possible extensions in the future.
With the new Campus Roskilde, University College Sealand consolidates its professional bachelor’s programmes covering social education and social work, health and teaching.
The campus is expected to be completed in 2012.