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According to a few basic semiotic rules and due to the brief requests the formal language of the masterplan is based on clear differentiation between buiding typologies that respond to the 4 topics: intimate, private, social and public. This distinction is reflected in the building program, so the housing typlogy is seen as intimate, colleges as personal, shared space as social and library as public.

In an unpublished research, where the functional organisation of different university campuses was analyzed, resulted in the following establishment for out campus: colleges attract and reject other colleges according to a certain distance, the living units follow the colleges, so that the students live close to the colleges they belong to, when two colleges come close enough to eachother a shared space appears and finally when three or four colleges get close a special element appear which is the public library. This is what the first three animations represent.

Each of the 4 types of buildings has a unique "figure ground" design language which facilitates the visitors to become oriented in the campus.
To create a better orientation, there is a differentiation in landscape design that is connected to an additional information - pattern. This not only is leading the visitor through the campus but also to the different type of building. We have also designed landscape leading away, that connecting with additional information - pattern, will lead the visitor to a specific building typology.

Project Team: Marius Cernica, Magda Smolinska

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