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Dazzling New Ryerson University Center Facade Looks Like It’s Covered with Snowflakes
Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 7, 2011 @ 7:26 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery | No Comments
Ryerson University  recently unveiled the glittering new learning center design envisioned by the dynamic architectural team of Zeidler Partnership Architects  and LEED certification  by incorporating a host of sustainable building techniques 
With help from the government of Ontario’s $45 million investment, Ryerson University sought to create a new learning environment for students that knits Toronto together in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Instead of isolating students in some dark corner of the city, the architects created a welcoming plaza at the entrance of a commercially-active thoroughfare. Still, the interior offers plenty of quiet and introspective spaces in order to facilitate learning.
The building is sheathed in a transparent glass skin  that allows light to permeate all eight floors. That matched with sophisticated digital technology makes generating ideas a breeze. Nearly 50% of the roof will be green , while the high energy, material, and water efficiency will qualify the learning center for silver LEED certification. Who says learning is boring?
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 Ryerson University: http://www.ryerson.ca/
 Zeidler Partnership Architects: http://www.zeidlerpartnership.com/
 LEED certification: http://inhabitat.com/leed-platinum-vancouver-convention-center-has-north-americas-largest-green-roof/
 sustainable building techniques: http://inhabitat.com/worlds-smallest-sustainable-house-can-accommodate-a-family-of-four/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/dazzling-new-ryerson-university-center-facade-looks-like-its-covered-with-snowflakes/ryerson2/
 glass skin: http://inhabitat.com/origami-like-glass-building-has-a-striking-folded-facade/
 roof will be green: http://inhabitat.com/amazing-green-roof-art-school-in-singapore/
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