Conventional schools are typically comprised of many single-use rooms, visually and physically isolated from nearby spaces. This creates environments that reinforce ideas of territorialized ownership of space in which all learning occurs behind closed doors, in isolation, disconnected from other ideas, people, and places.
Designing spaces that prioritize transparency, on the other hand, creates environments that are visibly and physically connected in a way that showcases and celebrates learning, increases natural daylight, and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration while maintaining acoustic separation. This creates an interconnected, stimulating, bright, cheerful, and exciting place for students to learn.
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