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Designing Security into Schools: A Special Report

Designing Security into Schools: A Special Report
Designing Security into Schools: A Special Report, A rendering of the New Utøya Project a redesign of Utøya Island in Norway - the location of a 2011 massacre. Image © Fantastic Norway
A rendering of the New Utøya Project a redesign of Utøya Island in Norway - the location of a 2011 massacre. Image © Fantastic Norway

When it comes to designing schools, security is always a big issue. This fact was thrown into sharp focus in December of 2012 after the Sandy Hook Tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Last year, we featured an article discussing how design can deal with tragedy - both in order to prevent it and how to deal with the aftermath. Now, a report by Building Design and Construction investigates the measures that could prevent dangerous incidents. While they admit "it’s impossible to stop an armed madman who is hell-bent on killing", the report has a number of simple and sensible recommendations which aid in preventing and responding to a threat. You can read the report here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Designing Security into Schools: A Special Report" 04 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/473342/designing-security-into-schools-a-special-report/> ISSN 0719-8884

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