DUKE University, USA
West Union contains community facilities for Duke University’s students, faculty, and alumni, with a large dining space as its social epicenter. This environment to ‘eat and meet’, in the parlance of the university, hosts 13 different kitchens and operates as an upscale, academic version of the food court usually found in shopping malls.
This social hub of the campus is designed by Grimshaw Architects, a global practice, founded by Nicholas Grimshaw in 1980. This project was designed at Grimshaw’s New York office, with facade consultancy from Front Inc