Emilija Juodyte. Graduation Project 2014/2015 – Unbind the School
Unbind the School
Education shapes society and society’s social-political issues influence education. By taking an extreme case of a Post-Soviet neighbourhood in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, I analyze how the monotonous school buildings in these mono-functional parts of the city can be spatially freed from leftovers of the Soviet system. How can these school buildings become part of today’s society? How can they spatially and architecturally correspond with today’s changing education system? And how can the renewed Soviet schools challenge existing learning methods and evoke new learning habits?
Starting from the analysis of some renowned propitious learning environments all over the world, I come up with some generic requirements of today’s school buildings. By relating innovative educational theories to a particular Soviet-style building I demonstrate the clash of incorporated ideas. My project finally leads to the renovation of one school building with the goal to transform it to an open, flexible and varied learning environment.
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