PROJECT // Design proposal for a school accommodating a mix of introvert and community spaces by Ashleigh Edinburg. DESCRIPTION // This project explores the types of spaces for children to express themselves as individuals, in their own time, as they navigate through both school and their community.
PROJECT // Music vertical school by Juan Larrota. DESCRIPTION // This project is an exploration of a music vertical school as a social and urban catalyst for Wentworth Park in Ultimo NSW.
ROJECT // The Urban Agora by Julia Wan. DESCRIPTION // The project challenges conventional mode of education by creating an accessible learning precinct in Ultimo and Wentworth Park, NSW.
PROJECT // reWoven by Joshua Lo. DESCRIPTION // The rapid expansion of the ‘fast fashion’ industry has potentially detrimental effects on the global environment by encouraging throw-away culture without sufficient understanding of the embedded resource and labour consumption. This project aims to promote greater awareness of the environmental costs of fast fashion by increasing the transparency in this industry. Through a building that integrates textile recycling, a fashion school and retail outlet, this multi-purpose building will inform students and the public about the long-term environmental impact of this industry.
PROJECT // School of Play and Activity by Amir Jafarian. DESCRIPTION // Analysis of Ultimo playgrounds show that the most successful play spaces are those in which adults are actively engaged in activities. The school of Act and Play is designed in a way that engages both adults and children on ground levels. Transparency, horizontal and vertical visual connections are also used as strategies to ensure free movement of children in various paths through play as well as educate.
This studio engages with three of the most significant ‘grand challenges’ we will face in the twenty-first century – urbanisation, education and climate change. In New South Wales alone, an extra 164,000 school places will be required in the public-school system to accommodate the population growth over the next 15-20 year – that is an increase of 21 percent. Where will these extra people live, work, play? In the context of this studio, students are specifically asking where will they be educated? It is vital these future education institutions are retained in our high-density urban centres; what point is there in encouraging greater residential density for sustainability, but then forcing families to commute out to suburban areas for access to schools and colleges?