High Density Schools

Time: 10:30 - 10:50

Date: Tuesday 16 October

20181016 10:30 20181016 10:50 Europe/London High Density Schools

When space is tight how can a city provide the best education experience for children? Is a multi-storey school really a poor option? Can high quality play opportunities be provided without playgrounds? Urbanisation and densification continues worldwide and the space provided for school buildings is increasingly constrained by a range of factors. As an industry… Read more »

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Synopsis

When space is tight how can a city provide the best education experience for children? Is a multi-storey school really a poor option? Can high quality play opportunities be provided without playgrounds?

Urbanisation and densification continues worldwide and the space provided for school buildings is increasingly constrained by a range of factors. As an industry we are making unprecedented decisions about the environments our children are spending their educational lives in and there is a need to capture and share the learning on the subject- for architects, educationalists and policy makers.

The presentation will examine the key issues affecting the different types of schools- from early years, through the primary phase to secondary schools and including special schools and other specialist provision. Using case studies of the range of schools now being developed worldwide, and reference to some historic examples, the presentation will explore the educational, architectural, planning, construction and regulatory context that is driving this new wave of school designs.

The presentation will illustrate and explore the current range of existing and proposed innovative UK and international high density and multi-storey schools, including recent examples from Scott Brownrigg and other practices, and consider the benefits and constraints. The objective of the presentation is to identify the successes and help the education design world learn the key lessons from them in order to deliver new solutions that meet the needs of children and educationalists now and in the future; and to identify the opportunities and challenges for integration into the city that architects and planners are having to address.

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