The Universidad Regiomontana is transforming the learning experience for its students through new class spaces that allow individual work and in groups that foster collaboration. The U-ERRE Project lead by Cadena + Asociados invited Jorge Diego Etienne and production partner Ofimodul to develop furniture follows this vision of radically changing the way students interact among themselves, with teachers, and technology, allowing them to act freely without restrains.
The first stage of the project included two living prototypes that served as class laboratories where the University’s new teaching model was put on test along with the furniture and space design for it. All furniture was thought for students and teachers to feel encouraged to shift and change the rooms’ layout according to their needs, thus giving them the power to design their learning experience.
The spaces designed can host meetings, group work, and classes with hexagonal tables that can be joined in multiple configurations. They also provide a space for students to concentrate in a relaxed environment and suddenly shift into a game room with ping-pong and foosball tables. Other elements designed include standing lamp/rack for students to hang their backpacks.
The U-ERRE project is an ongoing project that include other spaces in the university currently under development.