This is the view across the building from the kitchen area where I study. I have a desk with my fellow students just a few metres from here. It's a relatively new building (as you can probably tell by the attempts to make it look *trendy*) and open plan. We have to whisper and giggle quietly or else we get emails telling us off!
I often wonder what it would be like if someone had an argument in there, practically the whole 5 floors are open plan and connected in some way so almost everyone would hear!