After the recent winter holidays, the students received a pleasant surprise. The fifth floor of the IGUMO now has a new auditorium with Apple computers.
IMac monitors are equipped with marvelous displays that are able to show colors in a full way. Such a feature is very important for students from the Faculties of Design, Architecture, and Photography. They work with modern graphic editors and other new software on a regular basis.
The concept of a new auditorium was created by Elizaveta Zemlyanova, dean of the Faculty of Design. She told that she preferred laconic decorations to the bright design, so she made the walls gray and the floor was standard. Firstly, it emphasizes special design of the whole Apple production. Secondly, this way the students won't be distracted by the decorations.
However, it was important to create a space pleasant to work in. That is why Elizaveta Zemlyanova decided to add several interesting elements. Thus, gray walls and the floor were accompanied by veneer filling that produced a warm atmosphere. The ceiling also became an interesting element. When it was dismantled, the removed plates revealed metallic bracings, Soviet benches, and plasterwork. The details contrast greatly with modern high-technological equipment of the auditorium. They produce an impression of a loft.
The interior of the new studying space is also full of wonderful details. It was created by Anastasia Petrova, dean of the Design and Architecture College. She marked that the main task was to get rid of the standard desks' placement. The new auditorium has a big table, as it works in coworkings popular in the leading Western universities.
The auditorium also provides places for students with laptops and a comfortable working space for a teacher.
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Translated by Irina Nikishina