Benguérir university campus
The Benguérir Campus is an example of biophilic urban planning where man is at the centre of urban biodiversity, grouping together numerous student housing units wrapped around a dynamic and flexible centrality, within a landscaped park. The operation includes the construction of shared facilities (mosque, sports centre, learning centre, restaurant), administrative offices and shops, bordered on either side by student residences. The shared facilities are grouped around a large multifunctional square which is a major living and gathering place. The project promotes the use of techniques and colours that represent the local style. The materials are natural, perennial and “bio-sourced” (stone, earth, brick, concrete, adobe and clay, wood). The campus thus unfolds as a green setting for all its inhabitants, whether students, workers, or visitors, and has the qualities required to offer state-of-the-art teaching. The lighting project stages the central esplanade according to events and seasons, while the surrounding buildings are underlined by light (Halle, university restaurant, mosque, etc.). The campus’ lighting ambience is simple with, here and there, squares with a specific lighting identity.
shared facilities and «biophilic urban planning»