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The center is meant to become a hub of entrepreneurship, collaboration and creativity and aims to advance engineering education by encouraging students to become industry leaders with a social conscience. The school also aims to become the first engineering school in Canada to achieve a 50/50 gender balance. The entire design process was driven by these considerations, with student productivity and optimization of learning environments in mind.

ZAS Architects, Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, Canada, glass facade, undulating facade, school campus, Canada school, facade design, gender balance school, green architecture

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The facade represents limitless creativity through reflectivity. Cloud-like triangular glass elements evoke the properties of a cloud, reflecting light and patterns of passing clouds across the campus. Inside, rows of desks and lecture halls give place to active learning classrooms, with multi-level material-testing lab and open spaces, integrated pods and audiovisual tools that encourage students to plug-in.

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Via World Architecture News

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