Liverpool International College and Student Residences
A partnership between Kaplan and the University of Liverpool prepares international students for entry into the university’s degree programmes with courses in academic skills, key subject knowledge and English language. The project is to provide a new ‘live/learn’ facility catering for 900 students, and with high-quality residential accommodation for 259.
- Interior Design
- Graphic Design
Our approach has been to create architecture with a civic scale and dignity worthy of such an important gateway site, and befitting the history and ethos of an organisation such as Kaplan. The design retains a distinct identity for the two key components of the scheme – the residential elements are elevated in a tower, and the college elements are arranged in a three-storey base building.
These two building blocks are linked by a central atrium space, which internally provides a visual and learning focus for the students. The main entrance atrium features a terraced inhabitable stair, which provides social seating as well as opportunities for more formal gatherings and presentations.
The teaching and support accommodation offers a rich menu of teaching environments, with a variety of break-out, support and tutorial areas to maximise student and staff interaction. The arrangement has been designed specifically to reinforce the college’s focus on student support and enablement.
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