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Schools and Kindergartens. A Design Manual | Mark Dudek | 9783764381264

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Schools and Kindergartens

A Design Manual

Auteur:Mark Dudek

Uitgever:Birkhäuser

ISBN: 978-3-7643-8126-4

  • Paperback
  • Engels
  • 255 pagina's
  • 4 jul. 2008

The importance of education in a global economy is undisputed, and in the wake of international assessment studies schools and kindergartens have become the focus of considerable public interest. As a new generation of educational environments are designed and built, this Design Manual helps architects to grasp the underlying educational theories and how they can be realized in built form, so that the building fulfils its role as a 3-dimensional curriculum plan.

Over 80 international case studies covering all school types are examined and explained in the context of varying national and cultural education approaches.

The importance of education in a global economy is undisputed, and in the wake of international assessment studies schools and kindergartens have become the focus of considerable public interest. As a new generation of educational environments are designed and built, this Design Manual helps architects to grasp the underlying educational theories and how they can be realized in built form, so that the building fulfils its role as a 3-dimensional curriculum plan.

Over 80 international case studies covering all school types are examined and explained in the context of varying national and cultural education approaches. Among the key themes analyzed are the impact of modern communication technology, acoustic and lighting design, sustainability, internal circulation and outdoor spaces, renovation and adaptation to changing requirements.

Examples from internationally famous architects such as Foster and Partners, Behnisch and Partner, SOM, Herman Hertzberger, and others.

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