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Urban Schools: Designing for High Density

Author/EditorTaylor, Helen & Wright, Sharon (Author)
Wright, Sharon (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781859468814
Pub Date01/01/2020
BindingHardback
Pages160
Dimensions (mm)215(h) * 196(w)
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When space is tight how can a city provide the best education experience for children? Is a multi-storey school really a poor option? Can high-quality play opportunities be provided without playgrounds? This book explores the design of schools in urban settings, the increased challenges in meeting the typical expectations of school design, and what the successful new typology of a school in a city might be. A practical guide as well as a theoretical exploration of ideas, this book outlines successful international contemporary and historical case studies, providing much-needed guidance for architects and others working in education design in dense urban environments.

When space is tight how can a city provide the best education experience for children? Is a multi-storey school really a poor option? Can high-quality play opportunities be provided without playgrounds? This book explores the design of schools in urban settings, the increased challenges in meeting the typical expectations of school design, and what the successful new typology of a school in a city might be. A practical guide as well as a theoretical exploration of ideas, this book outlines successful international contemporary and historical case studies, providing much-needed guidance for architects and others working in education design in dense urban environments.

Helen Taylor is an architect and Director of Practice at Scott Brownrigg, with more than 17 years' experience in education design from Nursery to Further Education, including Academies, Free Schools and University Technical Colleges. Dr Sharon Wright of Creative Wit is a leading education space planner, having worked on school capital projects for the past 15 years. She authored the DfE publication 'Designing Schools for Extended Services' and was interim Chief Executive of the British Council for School Environments.

Introduction 1. Urbanisation- friend or foe? 2. The child in the city 3. Reimagining urban schools 4. Small people, large scale 5. User experience 6. Mixed use developments 7. School in a tower block 8. Access to outside- external space 9. The only way is up Conclusions

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