A less insitutionalised approach to designing for schools is something the esterni partnership have been interested in for a long time.
Urban greening is one of our key messages, and we now have an opportunity to suggest some starting points for discussion at a local school.
The site is relatively modern, dating from the 1970's, with extensions and additions in brick and render.
The entrance to the school is currently dominated by a car park, and rather threadbare grassy islands. The brief was to introduce the ethos of learning and nature, starting from the physical approach to the school.
The suggestions you see below are designed to provide a welcome into the school grounds, emphasise the idea of multiple forms of learning and provide shade and seating for waiting parents.
Here is our initial report: if you like or use the images, please send a trackback to this site.
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