Universities have always been a place to study with dignity. There are some education and learning centers that make your study environment more beautiful and pleasingly. As a student enters these universities’ gate guarded by stone lions or having some unique architecture, he feels proud to say that he studies here. Have a look at some of the top universities in world that have incorporated every type of beauty ranging from architectural to environmental.
Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Built by three architects of Danish origin, Aarhus University came into being in 1931. This amazing university spreads on a 30-acre area in waterfront Aarhus. The university is famous for its uniformity ranging from low-rise to high buildings and from beautiful glass windows to amazing pitched roofs. The architecture uses beautiful yellow bricks and roofs made of tiles. Lush green lawns surround the Amphitheater and University Park. The campus has open-air pathways that connect the inner and outdoor parts of botanical gardens.
Coimbra University, Coimbra, Portugal
How difficult will it be for a student to study in such a beautiful and historic environment? Built on the top of a hill, Coimbra University is an amazing architecture of Portugal’s long and rich history. As we enter the university, the iron gates open in the cobblestoned courtyard. This diverse art masterpiece was created in different parts. In 1517, Capela de San Miguel installed thousands of hands painted tiles, with traditional touch, in the university. In 1717, bookcases made of Brazilian wood were installed there. In 1728, Joao Ludovice built the beautiful Baroque style tower of the university. This tower, consisting 115-foot spiral case, gives a perfect panoramic view of the city.
McGill University, Montreal
Founded by James McGill, a Scottish Trader, this amazing Scottish architecture was built in 1821. McGill’s university is spread over 79 acres area consisting of hundreds of years old pavilions. One impressive feature of this university is that its Gothic style faculty teaches religious studies. The buildings have copper roofs, tall stone walls, stained glass windows and wood interiors. Another feature that makes this building unique is its concern toward green environment. Each year university sanctions six figure budgets for its green movement student programs. Some of the programs are edible campus and transforming the concrete plaza in a 1000 square foot garden meant for students as well as Montreal residents.
Peking University, Beijing
China has always been on top for its tradition and historic architecture. Peking University is a perfect example of Chinese historic art with Doorway painted with Chinese symbols and guarded by stone lions. The gateways are carved ornately and comprises of timber roof. This 675-acre sprawling campus is full of beautiful areas and objects. The school buildings are unique contemporary masterpieces with beautiful gardens, ceremonial columns and ponds. In 2010, its law building was constructed with exteriors comprising stones and cement. This way the exterior easily sheds away harsh light.
Qatar Foundation’s Education City, Doha, Qatar
You may have seen many historic buildings and universities. Now have a look at one of the largest and modern university spread over sprawling 5.5 square mile area. Qatar Foundation’s Education City comprises of total eight universities of Europe and the US. Legoretta, a famous Mexico architect, built the Georgetown University of Foreign Science. The white walled lecture halls were a creation of Arata Isozaki, a renowned Japanese architect. Many of the buildings of the university are in shape of geometric figures. The exteriors of the building are a unique blend of mosaic tiles and latticework walls. This unique art gives these buildings an Islamic touch.
Universities are no longer a traditional and boring place to study. Have a look at these historic creations that will surely make your study environment more pleasant and beautiful.