Andrea Tabocchini


School Architecture: Examples in Plan and Section

For architects, schools are often complex structures to design. They must provide a variety of spaces for education, and also consider sports and recreational activities. But beyond its size or surface, the greatest challenge is to design an area that fosters a positive pedagogical environment for children. Below, a selection of +70 school projects with their drawings to inspire your proposals for learning campuses.

Community Centers for Displaced Populations

© Thomas NocetoIntegrated Community Center. Image © Rizvi HassanCourtesy of Laura Katharina Strähle & Ellen RouwendalNaidi Community Hall. Image © Katie Edwards+ 16

Through the past few months, the importance of community interaction and mental well-being has been felt by all. Yet, the need for a support system and constant reassurance has been a recurrent issue for much longer for forcibly displaced populations. Adding to the current health fears these communities, estimated at nearly 70.8 million ( 25.9 refugees only) around the world, struggle with traumas, mental health issues and have much difficulty in adapting to temporary or permanent foreign settings.

InsideOut School / Andrea Tabocchini & Francesca Vittorini

© Andrea Tabocchini© Andrea Tabocchini© Beatriz Villapecellin© Austin Wyeth+ 22

Abetenim, Ghana

Rural Frameworks: Ghana's New Spaces for Learning

Ghana's architecture has long been tied to local building materials. From traditional thatch roofs and mud walls to contemporary concrete and glass structures, the country's built environment is a refection of the surrounding context. This is true for urban and rural projects alike, and as new educational buildings are created across Ghana, these spaces reflect the country's landscape as they look to the future of learning.

Courtesy of Maude Cannat, Rachel Méau, Steve Santos© Anna Schweiger© Andrea TabocchiniCourtesy of Irene Librando, Nadia Peruggi, Lucile Bitz, Antonella Mennella+ 7