Thursday, 9 October 2008

Covered Outdoor Environments.....

Schools are always looking for ideas for protecting students outside when it is raining.. quite an issue in the U.K really. Some schools are now beginning to find ways to cover outside areas quite creatively.
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Visiting Abingdon in Oxfordshire today I happened to visit a small mall that had a really iconic tensile roof over it. This changed a potentially dull double row of shops to a dramatic and eye catching environment. The structure is obviously very durable as it has apparently lasted years.
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Note the glass screens at each end of the mall which do not detract from the visual appearance, but does reduce the wind from whistling down between the shops.

NB: Note also the comment left by 'Abi':

Abi said...
And a similar concept can be seen in a recently opened BSF school, link below:http://www.partnershipsforschools.org.uk/library/bsf_voices

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Abi said...

And a similar concept can be seen in a recently opened BSF school, link below:

http://www.partnershipsforschools.org.uk/library/bsf_voices_allerton_high.jsp