At a time when it is not possible for all students and teachers to be physically present in schools, it is still beautiful to see how schools and universities in different countries are rethinking their learning spaces beyond the classroom and become more inclusive. , are becoming more welcoming and diverse.
This year’s edition of the Architizer A+ Awards, an award that selects key architectural projects around the world, brought together as its central theme “Architecture for a Changing World” and selected projects that have a mission to create a more resilient environment for the future.
Check out this year’s winning projects below.
a linked school
a be my preschool, which is based in Vietnam, fulfills the mission of taking advantage of the outer spaces and connecting people from three different villages: Tú Nang, Yên Châu, Sơn La. In addition to outdoor spaces for teachers, and classrooms and venues, the public school has a patio that serves as the heart of the entire institution, where activities, festivals or even as a place where family members can attend. People wait for what they are reading. The school was selected as the winner by the jury in the Early Childhood Education category.
joy in circles
Where previously it was an abandoned military station, which has now been reorganized, circle of happiness, in Taiwan, became a kindergarten school and also shares space with a public bookstore. There is a school on the first floor and a bookstore on the second. Circles are present in the building façade and various environments, and it values the collective memory and identity of the community as well as being a school. It was chosen by popular choice.
In Jaisalmer, India, 400 girls in kindergarten and primary school who are below the poverty line will be able to attend classes The Rajkumari Ratnavati Girl’s School, the first of three buildings to be a knowledge center aimed at women’s education and empowerment. A museum and bookstore for knowledge and a space for local artisans to teach handicraft techniques to local mothers and women is proposed. It is a construction made by the community and for the community and where it will be possible for girls to have access to education, as there is a huge lack of education among women in the country.
Simone de Beauvoir
selected by popular choice, Simone de Beauvoir School, France, caters to primary school children and is a unique and elegant building in the middle of Drancy, a French commune in Seine-Saint-Denis.
Schools and communities in higher education
In higher education, we also have good examples of schools with various architectures, which when it comes to the educational offer. Premises UTS Central, in Australia, is made up of two buildings that connect the school to the street and, consequently, the community. It was voted the best project by the jury.
a Morgan State University (MSU) is one of the historically top black institutions of higher education in the United States and the largest in Maryland. The goal of this new Student Services Center was to bridge the gap between neoclassical-style academic history and the modern common campus by establishing a prestigious “gateway” to the university. That was a popular choice.