UniBg Open Campus
The Open Campus project was born from the idea of creating open and attractive common places for the University of Bergamo, connected to each other and integrated into the urban fabric of the city of Bergamo. The different locations of the urban campus are rethought through new architectural solutions and become laboratories of ideas, places in which to share experiences, socialize and actively partecipate in the campus life. The university sites are structured in a clear morphological system, where environments for social interaction integrate symbiotically with academic functions, thus allowing for informal exchanges and full campus vitality. With this objective, the spaces are rethought according to principles of functionality, putting people’s physical and mental well-being at the center.
The architectural composition of places and street furniture acts, therefore, as a starting point and promoter of meetings and interactions, both within the campus and towards the surrounding context, thus extending the cultural horizon beyond the physical limits of the campus itself. In this way UniBG becomes even more permeable to external stimuli and open to new opportunities. Strengthened by the architectural quality of the spaces, the participatory life of the campus also has a positive influence on the students’ attitude and performance. The image of the campus is therefore renewed and made clearer with the aim of strengthening the sense of belonging and community, both internally and externally.
The project creates attractive and collaborative environments for the University of Bergamo campus through a reconfiguration of common spaces and contemporary urban furniture for students to fully embrace campus life.
Location: Bergamo, Italy
Client: Università degli Studi di Bergamo
Status: Under construction
Architects: Oblyk Studio
Contractor: Baronchelli Costruzioni Generali Srl
The architectural project translates into a strategic reconfiguration of both the external and internal spaces of the various university locations. In particular, for the interiors, the restyling of existing spaces such as study rooms and common areas gives shape to flexible and multifunctional environments. Outdoor places such as courtyards, terraces and gardens are rethought with the introduction of urban furniture, light structures (such as pavilions and stands), greenery and trees, and minor interventions on paths and paving, creating attracting places and facilitating student interaction.