As part of a ‘Whole School Exemplars’ project involving 5 architects and designers with different styles and skill bases, this piece of work was commissioned to develop ideas from an earlier initiative by The Lighthouse, Senses of Place.
This particular study by 3D Reid focused on the contradiction involved in providing teaching space which is flexible but also enhances a specific learning experience.
Developing Whole Town Models – Polarising Learning Experiences (3DReid)
Following on from the ‘Whole School Exemplars’ report series, the 5 architects involved in this project were asked to develop their concepts into ‘Whole Town Models’ – a range of feasible architectural concepts based on a real case study in an ‘urban’ context.
In the ‘Whole School Exemplar’ project, 3DReid proposed the idea of using polarised learning spaces to facilitate different interpretations of a new curriculum, and encourage innovative learning approaches. Developing this conceptual model, 3DReid have gone further to explore how the principles of polarised spaces could manifest itself in a real town – Dumfries. For more information see the report and video.