Modern learning city landscapes

Designed by Nord Architects and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, the European School Copenhagen (Denmark) is a new international school that promotes modern learning landscapes whilst merging education and city together through open public spaces. The industrial brewery site is an attractive neighbourhood with outstanding and storytelling architecture founded in specific functions and reflecting a fascination with […] Read more

The best schools and educational buildings of 2018

The environment in which you study directly influences how you absorb knowledge. Educational architecture is a powerful tool for stimulating creativity, enhancing concentration, motivation, and understanding. Kindergartens, high schools, or universities: 2018 saw a wide range of educational facilities and school buildings promoting sensitivity towards landscape, flexibility, and the future. Children village on the edge […] Read more

Bold graphic lines define HU University in Utrecht, The Netherlands

The newest education facility for HU University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht, The Netherlands has been designed by Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen/. The eight-floor compact building is defined by bold, graphic lines. Home to eight educational institutes, the 22,310 sqm structure’s different spaces are connected with a web of stairways, escalators, and indoor bridges crisscrossing over its […] Read more

Steven Holl Architects’ NYU Department of Philosophy

Steven Holl’s design for the Department of Philosophy in the Arts & Sciences faculty at New York University organises the spaces around light and phenomenal properties of materials. The facility includes faculty and graduate student offices, seminar rooms, a periodicals library & lounge and a ground floor 120-seat cork auditorium. All photos are copyright Andy […] Read more

New Moscow University by Herzog & De Meuron

Skolkovo is a new urban community in Moscow, Russia, with a new University as its centerpiece. Designed by Herzog & De Meuron, the building is now open to students after five years of construction. The outer ring – 280 meters in diameter – accommodates faculty offices, administration areas, and meeting spaces, while the inner rings house […] Read more

Learning from and in a building: the knitknot solution

In April 2016, knitknot — an international collective of architects, urban planners, artists, and thinkers — unveiled plans for a low-cost school. The design team were crowdfunding the project, and were seeking $24,000 to complete the scheme. More than two years later, having secured the required funds, the architects behind the ambitious project have shared […] Read more

Manhattanville: Renzo Piano’s Columbia University campus

In the heart of New York City, Manhattanville by Renzo Piano is taking shape. Manhattanville is the new Columbia University campus. The long-term master plan will be completed in successive phases, the first of which includes the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, the Lenfest Center for the Arts, and the newly completed University Forum. While […] Read more

The end of compartmentalisation in school environments

According to architects BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), the design for WeGrow — the first school of office-sharing brand WeWork — seeks to ‘undo the compartmentalisation often found in traditional school environments and reinforces the significance of engaging kids in an interactive environment.’ Modular classrooms, tree houses, and a vertical farm have been designed by BIG […] Read more

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