Building as Learning Aid
This educational infrastructure program transforms the architectural elements of schools into assets for playful learning resources.
The intervention increases the opportunities of learning through built environment resources, improving pupil and teacher motivation and engagement with the learning environment.
Organisation VINYÃS Centre for Architectural Research & Design
Beneficiary Students and caregivers
Scale of catchment Neighbourhood
Built environment component Educational infrastructure
INTERVENTION DESIGN LEARNINGS
Ordinary elements of infrastructures (i.e. school buildings, windows, doors and stairs) can be given a second stimulation or educational purpose.
An equilibrium between spaces being loaded with stimuli yet not oversaturated.
Low tech approach with low cost interventions on already existing educational infrastructures can achieve relevant impacts.
Flexible open-ended design approach allows for easy replication in other schools and scaling up.
(1) Targeting the needs and demands of both students and teachers makes the same intervention design twice as effective.
(2) Piloting and later getting support from governments and international agencies can contribute to an effectively scale up process.