HOW OUR FACILITY IS DIFFERENT
Fieldworks Design Group has developed a strategy focused on reconciling intensive methods of learning with existing physical spaces in order to create a space of quality, that is able to house multiple, overlapping functions necessary for day-to-day teaching. The facility design is focused on cost-effective strategies that are implementable within existing buildings, and material combinations that are able to enhance the learning experience of students.
HOW TO BUILD INNOVATIVE, SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS
Even though there is a lot of focus on the education system, and plenty of time, money and effort is being spent on finding the best way to educate the youth, investigations indicate that a critical component is being overlooked: the necessity for physical structure to be more than just a utility. It is necessary for a cohesive learning environment to be inspirational. Existing structures are largely extensive in nature; it facilitates old fashioned ways of teaching and leaves little room for learners to explore new information. It is therefore, in a sense, fixed in its unchanging methods of facilitating the sharing of information with each new generation.
Contemporary learning has, in a way, compensated for this unchanging environment by introducing a more intensive way of providing knowledge. The advent of the information age has provided us with tools and utilities that are unbound to physical space, and education takes place on a purely virtual platform. It is true that it is a massive leap forward from what used to be a laborious process to acquire knowledge and can now be done with the touch of a button. But the shortcomings are still present: what approach do we need to take to address these topics?
The strategy aspires to create a scalable architectural model that will help to alleviate the pressures currently experienced by schools within our country whilst creating a higher standard for educational spaces.
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