Making it my street: The Bond University "street" area

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Randall, M., & Wilson, G. (2009). Making it my street: The Bond University "street" area. Paper presented at the Next generation learning spaces 2008 colloquium: Learning spaces in higher education: Positive outcomes by design, Brisbane, Australia.

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The Street area is the central point of the University’s main teaching building. Until recently, it was merely a transition space – people would move through it in order to get to their next class. It is a large rectangular area measuring approximately 20 by 5 metres and rising three stories high. In many ways, it resembles a classical loggia.

The new space consists of a raised, carpeted seating area. Large, comfortable couches, freemoving ottomans, and circular coffee tables are located in this space. The couches are of the highest commercial quality to guard against stains and potential misuse. Each of the coffee tables has four inbuilt power points for students to be able to plug in their notebook computers and other electronic devices. The entire area is also wireless.



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