Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Campus Park Skara in Sweden by AART Architects
February 5th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: AART Architects
AART architects and Schonherr Landscape have won the competition for the new Campus Park Skara in Sweden, including a 10,000m2 school and a 49 acre green park.
Skara Municipality has appointed AART architects and Schonherr Landscape as the winning team to carry on the city’s proud school tradition by designing the new Campus Park Skara located in the heart of the city. The winning proposal consists of a 49 acre green park and a 10,000m2 lower secondary school and is characterized in that it integrates the architecture as an interactive learning element.
”In the design of Campus Park Skara, we strive to excite the students’ curiosity and desire to learn by using the architecture as an innovative learning platform, stimulating their senses and social interaction,” Anders Tyrrestrup, partner in AART architects, points out.
Interactive learning elements
Likewise, the school has integrated touchscreens at the public square and weather stations in the park, so the students easily can gather data about the building´s energy consumption and the local climate. In addition, a mini zoo and science garden allow the students to get their hands dirty and study the vegetation and animals in a natural environment.
The public square
With its media centre, café, scene and close contact with the green park, the public square creates a vibrant base where the students and teachers can share knowledge, meet for a cosy chat and develop common traditions such as student concerts or theatrical performances.
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