In this school enjoy learning to any child.
The new building of elementary school in Woodland, USA, designed by HMFH Architects team working the concept in close cooperation with the teachers.
The educational program of the school is built around a methodology of team work and inclusive education, using the methods of small group work, individual learning and project work, as well as other teaching techniques designed to meet the needs of each student. All this is reflected in the architecture school, designed for 985 students, which has as a number of common spaces and rooms for small groups.
Structural basis of the academic building of the school, intended for grades 3-5, was the division of space in accordance with the educational threads. Classes each grade takes up one floor of a wing of the building, they are grouped into three smaller clusters, each of which, in turn, is located six classrooms and a shared space outside of the classroom. This is a media area, an amphitheater, a circular room for conversation and space for many other activities, giving the opportunity to implement a variety of flexible approaches to learning. In the project area included the basins to carry out “dirty” practical training. Teachers can easily go from the classroom to large events, group projects or work sessions of small groups in adjacent classrooms.
A three-story academic building is flanked by two wings of public spaces: a dining room wing and the arts, which houses a café and an auditorium with a stage, music room, classes of arts, a species balcony, and administrative offices; and sports wing containing a gymnasium and a multifunctional Wellness center.
The building is faced with concrete panels and brick muted warm shades, Bay Windows, bright color accents, giving the facade the element of surprise.
Construction of new primary schools has enabled to solve several important issues facing the city authorities related to reforming the local education system and increase the number of children of primary school age. The new building was built next to the existing school, which allowed students without interruption and to attend classes until a new school was built.
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