The interaction between the student centre and the square will be a showcase for the student activity at NTNU and the campus’ pulsating heart. The floor of the square slopes slightly towards Borgundvegen and the floor is designed with stairwells and sloping surfaces. The lots invite to gather in different groups. Stair steps and ledges with sloping surfaces and ramps give rise to a gradient from Borgundvegen according to universal design. Thus the laboratory building, the main building and the student centre all get access from the student square.
Along the facade of the student centre the ground floor is terraced at the level of the square outside, so that the building’s areas of use can be opened to the square without any steps. The façade is lightly faceted to further emphasize the connection between interior and exterior applications and at the same time the facade is given an inviting expression. The facets expresses the areas of the student culture and innovation hub in the building, at the same time as the building appears as one.
The student culture is placed easily visible towards the student square and Borgundvegen. The students’ gathering arena and stage follow the steps of the square and can be opened for direct contact. The floor of the student culture is flat with a discret amphitheater on three sides. The shape allows for varied furnishings and location of the stage
Like student culture and innovation hub, sport has a central location in the building. The sports fascilities have access at the end of the main course and shares / has access to the common functions along this.