I recently submitted a design for the RIAI competition to design a primary school for 21st Century learners. This was an opportunity for me to experiment with ideas I had learnt on the Glenn Murcutt Master Class, as well as develop on my experience designing education architecture over the last ten years, in particular primary schools. My submission document explains the scheme was based on Active Learning and shared spaces that offered a range of sizes within the building. I placed particular emphasis on the ability for pupils to gather together to learn from each other and on the external environment which should be used as a learning space. I hope that this is conveyed within the drawings.
I have attached images of some submitted schemes that I was impressed with as well as the winning scheme. The results were announced last week in Dublin:
Also at the event were a number of speakers, however by far the most inspirational was Professor Tekaharu Tezuka from Japan. He spoke with genuine delight and described the school environments that he has created. I would recommend looking at his practices work – see this link.
More detailed images of my scheme are here: Digital Image of Mounted Board_Allister Lewis_Schools 2013 & Report_Allister Lewis_Schools 2013.pdf
Thanks for reading.