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Indiana University

Forest Dining Center

Strengthening the identity of the dining hall.

The renovation and new construction of Forest Dining Center creates a main path through the center of the building connecting a series of dining pavilions with diverse restaurant grade serveries, or micro-restaurants. A stair tower element denotes the main entry along Jones Avenue, a major pedestrian spine. The existing loading dock, which faced out toward Jones Ave, is replaced with a new two-story glass and limestone fa├žade that recalls the architectural elements of the central campus.

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Giving students more options.

A diverse range dining pavilions and hard and soft seating provide a range of options for students to dine and gather with their peers. Transparent materials provide internal and external connections.

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A mixed-use destination.

The second level features a meeting room, classrooms, computer lab, offices and academic support spaces, making the Forest Dining Center a mixed-use campus destination for students.

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Extending dining to the outdoors.

New outdoor dining terraces activating major campus pathways and weave the dining center into the fabric of the campus neighborhood.

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