URBAN transformation

6 examples of student housing from the USA to Japan
Built by educational institutions or private real estate developers, modern student residences rely on accessibility, opportunities for student interaction and the formation of multi-functional environments. Because of this approach, modern student housing is becoming increasingly more comfortable to live in and fit better within urban environments than the old-fashioned dormitories of the mid-late 20th century.

High-quality housing for students has become an important focus for many universities and cities. Universities all over the world seek to create spaces in which students can communicate, participate in events, and conti­nue their studies long after classes are over, and much more. Modern student residences and coliving arrangements have become important elements of the urban environment, providing infrastructure not only for university students, but also for residents of adjacent districts. Additionally, many young professionals continue to live in them after graduation.

Campus, University of Chicago, Chicago Northern Suburbs, USA, 2016

UIC's new student campus is designed to house 800 students and consists of three buildings, each varying from 5 to 15 floors. Housing there is divided into eight residential buildings designed to accommodate 80–100 students. Each building has a three-story public space with recreation facilities, as well as studying and cooking areas. The complex also includes a standalone building with a restaurant crowned with a green roof, the design of which is equipped with rainwater filtration systems.

I-House Togane Global Village, Josai International University, Togane, Japan, 2016

This 140-student dormitory has one, two and four-room residences with separate and shared bathrooms, allowing it to meet the needs of students with different budgets. The building also includes a public international center with a gallery, storage rooms and public event facilities. The complex was constructed with passive designs in mind, such as horizontal alumi­nium louvers that protect the external walkways against wind and provide shade during the day.

Campus1 Mtl, Mcgill University, Montreal, Canada, 2019

The 886-bedroom residence is a redevelopment of a 19-story '60s hotel by Knightstone Capital Ma­nagement and Diamond Schmitt Architects (Toronto).

The residence includes living rooms and additional public spa­ces including shared halls, kit­chens, sitting rooms, classrooms and more. Such spaces enhance interactions between the students who live in the dorm.

Lucien Cornil Student Residence, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France, 2017

This 8-story, 200-bedroom building is one of the tallest wooden buil­dings in France, built entirely with cross lamina­ted timber.

The building includes public spaces, and the windows in the living rooms face the landscape garden in the residence's yard.

Garden Village, University Of California, Berkeley, Usa, 2016

Garden Village is a 300-room student quarter situated to the south of UC Berkeley, consis­ting of renovated vacation-style houses and 18 new buildings made of modular structures that are up to five stories tall. Small and medium-sized standalone buildings ensure each room has access to natural daylight. The quarters also feature outdoor recreational facilities, gardens, rooftop gardens, and a walkway network – all of which as a whole help residents interact with one another.

Student Residences, Goldsmiths, University Of London, London, Uk, 2016

The foundation of this 166-room student residence was the old town hall originally built in 1872, which was bought out by Alumno Group in 2014 to be repurposed for its new role.

The building was extended to create additional space for public areas. The residence also includes 12 art workshops and a small park for students.

Olesya Dzyuba
Head of Research Department, JLL
"In Moscow, student residences are underdeveloped: There are not enough dorms, those available are often of poor quality, and some universities have needed to pay compensation to their students or rent apartments for them. So far, this real estate segment has not attracted investors because of its relatively low rate of return, but demand can be enticed by offering preferences.

The coliving segment, which was initially created for students and young specialists differs from student housing."
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