The Classroom of the Future is one of 30 projects funded by the DCSF with the aim of challenging conventional thinking on school building design. This project provided a new stand alone classroom building which incorporates a telescope, an indoor tropical garden and leading edge low energy and environmental measures.
The scheme includes the innovative combination of a stressed skin ply teaching pod above a central toilet core with a fluorpolymer ETFE membrane enclosing an adjoining conservatory area.
The classroom was constructed within the grounds of a primary school, therefore the additional consideration of confining the works to a restricted site demise was factored into the design and programme/methodology to ensure that the safety and welfare of the school's users was maintained at all times.
Architect: Studio E Architects