The schools of the future are creative, calm environments built to help students thrive as they learn. They’re also made of wood.
There is now extensive evidence showing that students learn better, feel calmer and concentrate better in wooden schools. An Austrian study showed that students in wooden classrooms had lower blood pressure and lower perceptions of stress. Other studies have shown improved creativity.
But more than that, wood has a low environmental impact, up to 70% lower than using traditional materials like concrete and steel. And wood from sustainable forests is renewable: it keeps growing back.
How a school is designed affects how the people within it learn. The right architectural design can open up for more collaboration and creativity when required but also provide an environment that makes it easier and more enjoyable for students to learn and concentrate.
Wood is a flexible material and offers a myriad of opportunities for the architect, providing flexibility and an appealing look and feel for the most innovative school architecture.
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05 July 2021