Whilst looking for a place to have lunch in Brisbane I came across an example of a good social learning space, The Bleeding Heart cafe on Ann Street.
Not only do they have free WiFi, which was handy, the spot I choose to sit reminded me of Peter's pavilion.
On a terrace looking into a tree canopy with a high bench, wide surface and looking onto a busy thoroughfare, in this case vehicles as opposed to pedestrians.
Coincidentally it was once the Brisbane City Council School of Arts.
We can learn a lot by looking at the spaces outside of universities to help get ideas for innovative space design.
The staff were also very friendly and helpful.