Learning Towns: Innovative Whole School Exemplars – Polarising Learning Spaces (3D Reid)

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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.



You can find out more about the project, and view the other exemplars.


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.


Senses of Place: Learning Towns

The ‘Senses of Place: Learning Towns’ initiative is designed specifically to deliver Curriculum for Excellence in the places we live.

Carbon Conscious Towns Case Studies

These Case Studies identify two towns in Scotland working on the ground to deliver on the 8 Principles of a Carbon Conscious Place: Dumfries and Leven

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