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.
As one of five individual pieces of work, Lisa Mackenzie developed a design exemplar that would enhance science education in such a way as to provide students a connection not only into the realm of their daily lives, but also back into the external setting of the schools and beyond into local and global environments.
Developing Whole Town Models – Educational Landscapes (Lisa Mackenzie Consultancy)
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.
Lisa Mackenzie Consultancy (LMC) believes that opportunities exist for designers to ‘strategically weave’ both the interior and exterior landscape of the school into the wider landscape. In this report, rather than focus on the idea of a single ‘campus’, LMC have imagined the appropriation of a whole townscape to integrate educational facilities into the urban grain. For more information see the report and video.