Posts Tagged ‘Education Design’
February 12th, 2013 – The groundbreaking design of three Vittra Free School Organization’s in Stockholm are challenging the traditional learning environments for children. Rosan Bosch Studio has created imaginative, interactive, and colorful interiors that supports the unorthodox educational methods of the new age school. The three schools that Dutch-born artist Rosan Bosch have cleverly designed are located in Telefonplan, Södermalm, and Brotorp.
The design of Brotorp strives to support the school’s pedagogical methods and gives teachers and students the opportunity to work in different settings depending on the learning situation. The design solution comprises small caves for concentration and contemplation, a colorful cave with deep red upholstery, organic high tables for group work, and a soft lounge furniture for informal gatherings.
The schools have individually designed sections for three different age groups – a custom designed library and a multicolored podium are among the conspicuous design elements. In the preschool area, a large green structure occupies the space creating a multifunctional landscape for play and exploration.
The structure is built at children’s height and they will find comfort in the small pockets and niches – while at the same time adults can create an overview of the entire room.
With a similar design concept to Brotorp, principal designer Rosan Bosch has transformed common areas at Södermalm into an inspiring learning environment that brings together education and leisure.
Crystal chandeliers, colorful caves and a library that opens like a treasure chest. Here, the school has 350 students and is located in a historic building in central Stockholm.
“Rosan Bosch has created a learning environment that helps us keep our educational visions into reality,” says Annica Ångell, rector of Vittra Södermalm. “She has created an environment that gives the students and teachers the opportunity to chose from different environments depending on their needs. It’s a huge support in their daily work.”
(Photography Courtesy of Rosan Bosch Studio)
School kids worldwide are green with envy (we’ll admit it, we are too). The new Public School and Primary (CEIP) Roldan looks to the naked eye like an extreme miniature golf course, completely wrapped in Astroturf. The delightfully playful green carpet stretches up the walls and onto the angular roof, like a tenacious, climbing ivy. Situated on the plain of Campo de Cartagena, in southern Spain, the school will operate with the ideal of teaching from nature. The brainchild of Spanish based architecture firm Estudio Huma recently completed this extraordinary creative project. Within the grounds of the school, Huma also created a residential complex geared up to handle a the demands of a population influx.
The architectural design of the jointing school uses the basic outline of a home and connects the units together to create a horizontal layout. But, the beauty of the school not only lies in its silhouette, but also it’s materiality. The entire structure is covered in turf grass, which was derived from the concept of creating natural body through the architecture.
The horizontal layout allows for easy expansion of the school as the town grows, a growth expected in coming years. Huma decided to create secluded playgrounds for the children by jointing the edges of some of the buildings to use the architecture as a protection mechanism.
The interiors of the facility were also design with minimalism in mind. The classrooms have an industrial feel with pops of green letters and numbers stuck to random walls and floors. Ultimately Huma created an extremely unique and imaginative educational establishment for the children of Roldon.
(Photographs By David Frutos)