|Sarah Wigglesworth Architects - Mossbrook Special School|
|Friday, 14 December 2007 23:40|
CLASSROOM OF THE FUTURE.
Funded by the Department for Education and Skills, Mossbrook School's Classroom of the Future is one of four projects in the Sheffield area addressing the theme of technology in the 21st century classroom. The building, a prototype for the future of classroom design, is for a special primary school teaching mainly autistic children, situated in Sheffield’s green belt. The brief was developed in close collaboration with the client and users and the scheme provides a new science classroom.
The Architecture's scheme makes the building a tactile, sensual and interactive environment in its own right. Overlooking a pond, which the school has developed as a nature conservation area, the building is a simple shed, which refers to the former farm buildings that once stood on the site. The classroom is naturally lit and large walk-in closets provide storage space for all the equipment required in demonstrating scientific phenomena. The innovative structure consists of prefabricated plywood portals efficiently shaped to minimize board wastage. The building is clad in layers of three different materials: timber, translucent polycarbonate sheeting and embossed corrugated galvanized steel.
Mossbrook Special School, (Classroom of the Future ) Bochum Parkway, Norton, Sheffield, England.
Architecture : Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, 10 Stock Orchard Street, London N7 9RW
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