Our children are sent to kindergarten with the simplest intention, believing that formal education is what kids become productive, happy adults.
Education begins at playschools, an area that handles these blooming minds and their first interaction of out-of-home learning with their peers.
While education curriculum varies from place to put how can build form itself are often an excellent teacher of varied elements of life? Kindergartens offer tons of opportunities to show children about basic spheres of life, yet most utilize rooms and surfaces only.
How can the kindergarten’s architecture boost exploration and curiosity while creating a secure enclosure for the children? How well are we managing these shoots of imagination, especially in changing times of today?
There are several elements during a school that will introduce life that’s not with a blackboard. Be it staircases, corridors, trees, soil, walls, floors, materials, and possibilities, begin. From natural to artificial, every element in nature is often an educator to a selected aspect of life.
Yet, we are mostly restrained to classrooms and now believe video screens to soak up knowledge.
Unarguably, screens are the gold standard of providing a convenient audio-visual format of learning without much effort during a world filled with free content.
However, when 90% of our lives are spent ahead of screens, how can Kindergarteners be an area where children begin to find out without it? How can we switch classrooms or blur their boundaries so that the outside and indoors become one and offer new learning spaces without hassle every day? What can a model school based on life skills learning will look like?
The design challenge is to conceive a Kindergarten for 75 children + 75 children in an expansion plan – supported by the planning theme above.
The problem not only expands to the spatiality of the Kindergarten but explores new learning models/frameworks that help teachers to use a special sort of teachings in day-to-day life effortlessly. The matter looks at opening up classrooms either partially or completely by creating smaller pockets or blurred borders promoting openness and learning from peers or the environment.
The site for this competition is found in Wellington, New Zealand. The place is understood to be the capital of the latest Zealand country and has enjoyable outdoor weather during most parts of the year. The brief looks at manifesting the model school ideas on a site like this, where new aspects of learning are often demonstrated via architectural experimentation for today’s youngsters.
Registration Closes: 10th May 2021
Submission Deadline: 11th May 2021
Result Announcement: 8th Jul 2021
Prize pool of worth 24,000$
First Prize: 6000$ (For students and professionals)
Runner Up: 6 x 1400$ (For students and professionals)
People’s Choice: 4 x 600$ (Open for all)
Honorable Mention: 12 x 600$ Each
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