Lebanese american university campus - Verdun Beirut - 2004 - Architecture


Conceived as "a campus within a building", a steel structure brings together all the university departments in a 16-storey vertical campus. Broad pathways create leisurely routes between these spaces. The campus uses its superior width to push the glazed stairwells off discretely to both sides, these two fire-safe staircases let students move quickly between floors. The University vertical campus transforms the traditional university environment, rather than compartmentalizing living and learning spaces, we strategically stacked these functions to create a vertical campus that supports the kind of interdisciplinary learning.