The school building is the first collective building that our children experience in depth. It is important for the development of their awareness of spaces and for the process of socialization. Considering that the average school buildings last over 50 years, its impact on the future of our educational system and its flexibility to adapt to changes is of the utmost importance. Furthermore due to budget constraints educational facilities must be combined with other public services, like sports, apprenticeships to the benefit of the neighborhood and cultural activities.
All these aspects require a considerable different design for the educational building complex (village) compared
to the barracks of the recent past. A combined effort as such is needed of educators, organizational experts,
architects, engineers and contractors to develop tomorrow's educational institutions.