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activity hubs example: Ordrup School source: DEGW & Bosch-Fjord

why? To encourage both parental and community involvement, to maximise access and ownership - providing a heart for the community.

what? Pre-school and early years activity hubs providing learning through play and providing community invited space. where? Set within the community school campus, with access to the outdoors as a learning environment.

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active learning hubs example: Westhill Primary School source: DEGW

what? An adaptable space to suit a variety of teaching styles and group sizes, while also supporting both collaborative and individual learning. The hubs would have technology to support a variety of teaching methods and delivery of presentations. where? Centrally located within the core school buildings allowing easy access. why? Active learning hubs are intended to support a variety of learning activities including thematic study, cross disciplinary or support a single discipline across a year group.

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subject learning hubs example: The Lighthouse, Design Lab source: DEGW & Bosch-Fjord

what? A discipline based adaptable space to suit a variety of teaching styles and group sizes, supporting both collaborative and individual learning. The hubs would have technology and fixed support facilities to suit the core subject discipline while also supporting a variety of teaching methods and delivery of presentations. where? Centrally located within the core discipline area. Location should provide fixed serviced support facilities and ease of access to alternate learning areas – taking best advantage of ‘in between spaces’ and providing access to outdoor space where appropriate. why? Subject learning hubs are intended to support a variety of learning activities - while being discipline specific, providing high quality support facilities.

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specialist learning hubs example: Designing Exemplar Cookery Space in School source: DEGW

what? High quality dedicated environments and equipment to suit individual or group specialism. where? A series of learning bases in mainly urban settings. A mix of new and refurbishment and development of existing facilities.

why? To re-invigorate the urban centre and provide variety and choice.

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Specialist Hubs

Community Hubs

(discipline based/interdisciplinary spaces for thematic, collaborative & research based learning for groups of students, flexible learning settings for teacher and learner led activities)

(all day: out of hours activities, community, recreation, public realm, cafes and other venues)

Subject Learning Hubs

12 - 15 Active Learning Hubs

8 - 11

4-7

(generic spaces for thematic, collaborative & research based learning for groups of students, flexible learning settings for teacher and learner led activities )

(interdisciplinary spaces for thematic, collaborative & research based learning for groups of students, flexible learning settings for teacher and learner led activities )

Activity Hubs

>5

(core school hours: preschool and early years activity hubs, learning through play)

Multi Flex Space (core school hours and out of hours: performance, dining, wraparound, out of hours activities, sports and recreation )

Community Hubs

Urban Learning Hubs

(all day: out of hours activities, community, library, public realm, cafes and other venues)

(open access learning spaces such as libraries and resource centres, with spaces for individual/collaborative learner led activities)

Community Hubs (all day: out of hours activities, community, library, public realm, cafes and other venues) Community Hubs (all day: out of hours activities, community, library, public realm, cafes and other venues)

Community Hubs (all day: out of hours activities, community, library, public realm, cafes and other venues)

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community hubs example: The Saltire Centre source: DEGW

what? : Community hubs providing learning facilities for young and community learners. They should also provide learning & support facilities for parents and the immediate community. where? Embedded within the local catchment ‘community’ school. why: To enable, enhance and reflect physical and virtual community relationships. To provide an accessible community learning hub.

private

Community support

privileged

public

window to community

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multi-flex hubs example: Senses of Place 1 source: DEGW

what? Fully flexible event space: performance, assembly dining, social. High degree of flexibility – readily adaptable to suit a variety of requirements.

where? Generally required in all learning environments, its size being dependant on the capacity of learning environment. why? These spaces will always be required - they provide spaces to come together both formally and informally, socially and academically, in large or small groups. They are also the in between spaces, which can support independent and student led learning activities. Developing Whole Town Models: Senses of Place for 3-18


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urban hubs example: Finsbury Square, Moorfields Eye Hospital source: Gavin Hughes

what? Open access learning spaces such as libraries and resource centres, with spaces for individual and collaborative learner led activities. Could provide specific knowledge focus (arts, multi-media, science etc) or ‘showcase’ inspiring new ideas, linking research and industry. where? Distributed around urban centre, using existing facilities where appropriate. why? To encourage engagement between students, the wider community, further education and industry, and local commerce.

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Developing Whole Town Models - Journeys of Discovery (DEGW)  

Following on from the ‘Whole School Exemplars’ report series, the 5 architects involved in this project were asked to develop their concepts...

Developing Whole Town Models - Journeys of Discovery (DEGW)  

Following on from the ‘Whole School Exemplars’ report series, the 5 architects involved in this project were asked to develop their concepts...

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