Glasgow's Inspiring Learning Spaces - David Hugh Russell, Senior Architect, Glasgow City Council
Glasgow has been involved in delivering Inspiring Learning Spaces since 2016. Through a competition, three schools were selected to benefit from the initial funding allocation. Each had different ideas and all maximised underused or unsuitable spaces to great effect. Subsequent ILS spaces have been incorporated into new schools and all were created through a design led process with each school and GCC's in-house designers. The presentation will re-visit a selection of these, share the process and feedback after a few years of use and will share ideas for the next steps in developing these spaces and others within the estate.
The application of biophilic design in learning environments - Heriot Watt Dubai Campus - Ed Dymock, Associate Director, BDP
The principle of biophilia suggests that, as humans, we have a deeply engrained need to connect with nature. The influence that nature can exert over our built environments is being explored through the design of buildings that aim to improve the wellbeing, health, concentration and productivity of those who live, work and learn in them.
In this biophilic design primer, Ed will discuss some recent examples of strategies that have shaped the learning environments of BDP’s UK and international projects, including Heriot-Watt University Dubai.