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While new spatial concepts are offered in individual cases for new educational institutions, the majority of existing buildings are oriented towards traditional forms of teaching and learning, which are difficult to adapt to the changed requirements. As a result of changed living conditions and newly identified needs of children, expectations of educational work are constantly increasing. Despite many aspects of the change in our society, the premises of educational institutions have remained the same for decades. Today, educational and learning processes are thought of in spaces that make security and openness equally possible and allow a balance between development, cooperation, relaxation, attention, exercise and healthy nutrition. This is accompanied by changed forms of learning and learning tools that have to be taken into account in the planning process. At the same time, however, knowledge about the necessary properties of adequate educational spaces is becoming increasingly unmanageable due to rapid technological, social and ecological change. It is very important to support all the necessary conditions that children need in order to develop safety-conscious behavior. An essential requirement for this is a both safe and challenging environment. This project focuses on the daily life in schools, and how new forms of working and learning there need to change the way that rooms and furniture are designed.

Level of Education: School

Lead Organisation: Technical University Vienna, Faculty for Architecture and Room Design

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