LAVA designed the Classroom of the Future in Australia.
Description from the architects:
LAVA`s school relocatable is a learning space for the future. The classroom for 21st century learning is sustainable, integrates with the landscape, connects with the school environment, and is suitable for prefabrication and mass customisation.
Relocatables are the decades old solution to changing demographics, remote community needs, and natural disasters. Unsightly, they are perceived as cheap and unpleasant spaces
This idea is upturned with spaces that are sustainable, practical, costeffective whilst making learning fun and exciting.
Sustainable design includes prefabrication, eco-materials, symmetrical repeatable geometry, and small lightweight easily transportable modular elements. The modular façade system is manually operable, flexible for light and shade, enclosed space or open space, bringing the outside in or the inside out. Mass customisation is low cost, low carbon, with off-site prefabrication allowing responsive assembly, and adapts to varied climates, unusual configurations and topographies.
The ‘three axis’ geometry design allows interlocking of various configurations to adapt to changing class sizes, learning clusters and future learning methods.
This cellular space for learning strengthens the connection between mankind, nature and technology.
The design received a ‘Jury Special Mention’ in the Australian Future Proofing School competition and was on show in December 2011 at the Wunderlich Gallery, University of Melbourne.
|Architecture Design||LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture|
|Project Architect||Chris Bosse, Tobias Wallisser and Alexander Rieck|
|Area||60-180 m2 each|