Monocle: Room to Learn

Image: Younes Bounhar and Amanda Large
Image: Younes Bounhar and Amanda Large

“Ryerson University’s new student-learning centre in downtown Toronto is now complete. Designed by Oslo-based firm Snohetta that worked with Zeidler Partnership Architects, the building was inspired by the gathering spaces of ancient Greece, where socialising and learning went hand in hand. The gleaming eight-storey centre will provide students with study areas, seminar rooms, lounges and cafés. Perhaps more importantly, the new building solidifies Ryerson’s presence in Toronto. Though the university was established in 1948 and is now one of the country’s better-known institutions, most of its departments were previously tucked away in other buildings or down side streets. Now the heart of the university can be found right in the heart of the city.”

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