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7th of April University Sabratha Campus

The concept for this masterplan is based on a compact orthogonal layout, drawing reference from the formality of Roman planning but retaining the journey and landscaped spaces of Hadrian’s Villa.

The concept for this masterplan is based on a compact orthogonal layout, drawing reference from the formality of Roman planning but retaining the journey and landscaped spaces of Hadrian’s Villa. The spaces between the buildings bring the collection together into a campus, and in which the life of the University is visible in the gathering of its occupants and the activity within each faculty. The Library and Student’s Union mark the entrance to the University and it’s student heart. The University Square forms the academic and administrative heart of the University and is defined by three storey buildings. The less formal student square includes two storey buildings at its western end, whilst at its eastern end the square becomes a landscaped room enclosed by a colonnade and trees. The library provides state of the art facilities and services that students increasingly rely on for study. At six storeys the library is taller than the neighboring buildings and is clearly visible from within the campus. Its iconic design sets it apart from the other buildings on the campus and symbolizes the academic function of the University.

Client

Organization for Development of Administration Centers (ODAC) & Ministry of Education, Tripoli, Libya