Centre for Urban Education (CUE): SPACE SHAPES LEARNING

Welcome to the Blog for the Study Visit to Copenhagen which ran between 18-21 March 2010.
Nancy Barrett, Creative Director at CUE collaborated with Artist Noah Rose and architect Ian Banks to develop the content and facilitate this study trip to explore how space shapes learning in Denmark.

Monday, 2 August 2010

White Design were commissioned to design a new home for Dartington CE Primary School, near Totnes in Devon. The £6M project, was completed in February 2010, provides places for 420 pupils.

The previous school has a wonderful, vibrant environment, where the quality of learning was outstanding. The challenge for us as designers was to understand and transpose this unique quality into a new building, to be located on an adjacent field. Early in the design process, White Design organised a series of consultation events to ensure that the new school fully reflects the aspirations of pupils, teachers and the wider community.