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Higher Education Spaces and Places    for Learning Innovation and        Knowledge Exchange           Alastair Blyth      ...
Summary•   Creating spaces for knowledge exchange•   Flexible environments•   Managing the facilities•   Designing cities ...
Examples ofEducationEnvironments
CELE Database ofEducational Facilitieshttp://edfacilitiesinvestment-db.org
Creating spaces for knowledge exchange
University facilities represent 20% of operating costs                                               Source:TEFMA 2009    ...
DELIVERY DRIVEN   LEARNING LED
IT is liberating people from Space
Open University Campus, Milton Keynes, UK109,000m2 of accommodation - of which 7,000m2 for Laboratories- 260,000 students
Ulsan National Institute of Science and TechnologyUlsan, South Korea                                    Library           ...
Creating spaces for Knowledge Exchange
What should we focus on?Physical Environment          Virtual or On-line                         OR                       ...
Less?More?
Variations: Varieties of spce for interaction
Matching learning to technology and space Learning mode                          Technology                Space type Work...
Reusing Existing Space
Reusing Existing Space
Reusing Existing Space
Large collaborative learning spaces
Large collaborative learning spaces
Using spaces in betweenNolli’s Map of Rome: 1748
External Spaces Important Too
Spaces in betweenFaculty of Education, University ofCambridge. Architect: BDP                                             ...
Spaces in betweenThe Saltire Centre – Glasgow                         School of Art & Art History UniversityCaledonian Uni...
Creating flexible environments
Flexibility                         Just enough                          Spatial                        Opportunity      A...
Large group /      Small group remote presenterThe IDEA Space Recording studio   Large group +                    collabor...
Provide a mix of space types and sizesNetwork Oasis, Joensuu Science Park, Ilka Kakko,
Managing the Facilities
17% drop
Rethinking the property portfolioCore                Flexible          On-demandOwned               Leased            Shor...
Space                   Space Reallocation          Saving                        +    generic teaching /                 ...
Generic              Specialised            InformalFeatures:            Features:              Features:• Timetabled     ...
Facilities should be supportiveManage both space need and use  UNIVERSITIES                   FACILITIES      DYNAMIC     ...
NEEDS                                      FACILITIES                                             What is there?          ...
Universities and Cities for Knowledge
OECD Review ofHigher Education Institutions in Regional       Development (2005 – 2012)    To Become Globally Competitive ...
Designing Cities for KnowledgeEducation /                         InformationTraining                            searchKno...
University: Spaces for Knowledge Exchange    (Teaching / study)                    (Information)                          ...
IST Campus Taguspark, Lisbon                                                                        2001       50000 m    ...
IT University, Copenhagen Architect: Henning Larsen   Macquarie Bank, Sydney, Australia. Clive Wilkinson
Thank You!     Alastair Blyth alastair@alastairblyth.com     www.alastairblyth.com        See also:www.oecd.org/edu/facili...
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  1. 1. Higher Education Spaces and Places for Learning Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Alastair Blyth IMHE 2012, Paris
  2. 2. Summary• Creating spaces for knowledge exchange• Flexible environments• Managing the facilities• Designing cities for knowledge: the role of universities
  3. 3. Examples ofEducationEnvironments
  4. 4. CELE Database ofEducational Facilitieshttp://edfacilitiesinvestment-db.org
  5. 5. Creating spaces for knowledge exchange
  6. 6. University facilities represent 20% of operating costs Source:TEFMA 2009 20% Space Costs Money
  7. 7. DELIVERY DRIVEN LEARNING LED
  8. 8. IT is liberating people from Space
  9. 9. Open University Campus, Milton Keynes, UK109,000m2 of accommodation - of which 7,000m2 for Laboratories- 260,000 students
  10. 10. Ulsan National Institute of Science and TechnologyUlsan, South Korea Library Student Hall Student Administration Bldg. Dormitory155,066.58m2 of accommodation – 5,000 students
  11. 11. Creating spaces for Knowledge Exchange
  12. 12. What should we focus on?Physical Environment Virtual or On-line OR ? or Both?
  13. 13. Less?More?
  14. 14. Variations: Varieties of spce for interaction
  15. 15. Matching learning to technology and space Learning mode Technology Space type Work-based learning Collaborative spaces with ePortfolios Work-integrated learning high-end technology Field-trips – real and virtual Virtual field-trips Collaborative spaces with Simulation and role-plays Online simulations high-end technology Problem-based learning Blogs, wikis Collaborative spaces with Case studies Multimedia case studies high-end technology Lectures Podcasts ‘flipped learning’ spaces Assessment ReviewSource: Prof Shirley Alexander, University of Technology Sydney
  16. 16. Reusing Existing Space
  17. 17. Reusing Existing Space
  18. 18. Reusing Existing Space
  19. 19. Large collaborative learning spaces
  20. 20. Large collaborative learning spaces
  21. 21. Using spaces in betweenNolli’s Map of Rome: 1748
  22. 22. External Spaces Important Too
  23. 23. Spaces in betweenFaculty of Education, University ofCambridge. Architect: BDP • Openness • Transparency • Overlooking • Passive and active © Martine Hamilton Knight engagementCELE Compendium 2011 Entry
  24. 24. Spaces in betweenThe Saltire Centre – Glasgow School of Art & Art History UniversityCaledonian University. Architect: BDP of Iowa: Steven Holl Architects © Christian Richters © David BarbourCELE Compendium 2011 CELE Compendium 2011 Award
  25. 25. Creating flexible environments
  26. 26. Flexibility Just enough Spatial Opportunity Agility Variability Speed of response Range of sizesRearranging furniture quickly
  27. 27. Large group / Small group remote presenterThe IDEA Space Recording studio Large group + collaborative
  28. 28. Provide a mix of space types and sizesNetwork Oasis, Joensuu Science Park, Ilka Kakko,
  29. 29. Managing the Facilities
  30. 30. 17% drop
  31. 31. Rethinking the property portfolioCore Flexible On-demandOwned Leased Short-termBrand / Image Shared with Project start-ups partners with partners Universities rethinking the use of space e.g. SANE Report, DEGW 2001
  32. 32. Space Space Reallocation Saving + generic teaching / free space specialist skill spaceCurrent Space -Space Target + learning resource - support circulation/ + informal learning
  33. 33. Generic Specialised InformalFeatures: Features: Features:• Timetabled • Timetabled • No timetable• Use by all • Specific functions • Use by anyone• Constrained • Specialised equip. • FlexibleImplications: Implications: Implications:• Manage timetable • Manage timetable • Hard to manage• Expensive if • Inflexible • Self-directed mismanaged • Expensive • Exchange space
  34. 34. Facilities should be supportiveManage both space need and use UNIVERSITIES FACILITIES DYNAMIC MANAGE FIXED CHANGING SUPPORTIVEInnovation activities
  35. 35. NEEDS FACILITIES What is there? • Amount MANAGE • TypeStudent expectations: • Location – Lifestyle Balance interests • Use – Finance • Cost – Courses…Teaching, research, – Business needknowledge exchange –… – methods and Funding relationships… Manage changeEngagement with local – Flexibility Respond to changeand global community – Short term Interactions – – Distance learning… Medium term – Other systems – Long termAdministrativefunctions… Staff capacity – ExpertiseBrand / image Space type – Culture – Owned…. – Leased – On-demand
  36. 36. Universities and Cities for Knowledge
  37. 37. OECD Review ofHigher Education Institutions in Regional Development (2005 – 2012) To Become Globally Competitive Countries Need to Invest in their Innovation Systemsnot only at the national, but also regional level … HEIs can play a key role in Regional Innovation Systems, Human Capital development…..
  38. 38. Designing Cities for KnowledgeEducation / InformationTraining searchKnowledge University Business /exchange community Research Innovation
  39. 39. University: Spaces for Knowledge Exchange (Teaching / study) (Information) Cities University(Knowledge Exchange) (Business / community) (Research) (Innovation)
  40. 40. IST Campus Taguspark, Lisbon 2001 50000 m Orthophotograph Institutions and functions1 445 studentsMost recent precinct in the LMAIntegrated in the urban fabric Road network system Land morphologyOpen precinct – no physical barriersSmooth topographyLow accessibility Built/voids Outdoor areas
  41. 41. IT University, Copenhagen Architect: Henning Larsen Macquarie Bank, Sydney, Australia. Clive Wilkinson
  42. 42. Thank You! Alastair Blyth alastair@alastairblyth.com www.alastairblyth.com See also:www.oecd.org/edu/facilities

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