Tuesday, 31 May 2011
External Environments - Seating
I see a lot of external environments in schools. Many of them are really very poor, considering how many students are expected to use them. Recently I visited a school with really very high quality external furniture as part of the space. It has been admired by everyone who has visited.
Providing high quality external furniture really is important - we want students to go outside, many schools demand it. In designing and constructing schools it is often one of the first places to be 'value engineered' out (how I hate that term!!). If we really do want to create great spaces then we have to provide the facilities to make it an enjoyable place to be, don't we?