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Thorarinsdottir, Sigrun Harpa LU (2016) AAHM01 20161
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
The fact that educational buildings are places where the majority of us spend most of our formative years, their design plays an important part in improving the education level and well-being of society. A number of changes have been made to the traditional design of these buildings in the last few decades and the old education system, where the teacher solely acts as an informer and the children as receivers, is by and large outdated. Architects have to find creative ways of mixing public and private spaces and variations in between those, without the limitations of the closed, rectangular class room. The key seems to be variety and flexibility,where every space can be adopted to different situations and changes in time.

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The fact that educational buildings are places where the majority of us spend most of our formative years, their design plays an important part in improving the education level and well-being of society. A number of changes have been made to the traditional design of these buildings in the last few decades and the old education system, where the teacher solely acts as an informer and the children as receivers, is by and large outdated. Architects have to find creative ways of mixing public and private spaces and variations in between those, without the limitations of the closed, rectangular class room. The key seems to be variety and flexibility,where every space can be adopted to different situations and changes in time.

Learning environments should inspire curiosity and creativity in children and provide them with a sense of community, nurture and protection. They should be places where teachers and students want to dwell because they feel comfortable and content. The teaching should shape the building, with diversity of learning spaces for different activities, for individual work or groups of different sizes.

The aim of this thesis is to design an educational building that offers various ways of teaching and learning, play and creativity. A school with flexible learning spaces and emphasis on nature, the creative arts and physical education. By working with the surrounding landscape and bringing natural elements into the building, the auther tries to create an attractive learning environment that provides inspiration and improves the well-being of its’ users. A center for learning that connects
with both community and nature and draws forth the best from each individual. (Less)
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author
Thorarinsdottir, Sigrun Harpa LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
An Education Building in Iceland
course
AAHM01 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Architecture, School, Education, Building, Iceland, Flexibility, Learning, Teaching, Spaces, Children, Student
language
English
id
8881109
alternative location
https://issuu.com/sigrunharpathorarinsdottir/docs/thesis_final_report__pages__4_e48f064ec43b81
date added to LUP
2016-10-26 15:58:57
date last changed
2016-10-26 15:58:57
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  abstract     = {The fact that educational buildings are places where the majority of us spend most of our formative years, their design plays an important part in improving the education level and well-being of society. A number of changes have been made to the traditional design of these buildings in the last few decades and the old education system, where the teacher solely acts as an informer and the children as receivers, is by and large outdated. Architects have to find creative ways of mixing public and private spaces and variations in between those, without the limitations of the closed, rectangular class room. The key seems to be variety and flexibility,where every space can be adopted to different situations and changes in time.

Learning environments should inspire curiosity and creativity in children and provide them with a sense of community, nurture and protection. They should be places where teachers and students want to dwell because they feel comfortable and content. The teaching should shape the building, with diversity of learning spaces for different activities, for individual work or groups of different sizes.

The aim of this thesis is to design an educational building that offers various ways of teaching and learning, play and creativity. A school with flexible learning spaces and emphasis on nature, the creative arts and physical education. By working with the surrounding landscape and bringing natural elements into the building, the auther tries to create an attractive learning environment that provides inspiration and improves the well-being of its’ users. A center for learning that connects
with both community and nature and draws forth the best from each individual.},
  author       = {Thorarinsdottir, Sigrun Harpa},
  keyword      = {Architecture,School,Education,Building,Iceland,Flexibility,Learning,Teaching,Spaces,Children,Student},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Dalskoli},
  year         = {2016},
}