The Architect Conference: Design issues concerning school buildings

09 May 2012 | 10:00 - 17:15
location: Faculteit Bouwkunde, Oostserre
by Marketing & Communicatie

Innovations in teaching, learning, design, and in the organisation of the building process demand a reorientation in the construction and management of school buildings.

On 9 May 2012, the Architect will therefore organise the Architecture and Education conference ‘Design issues concerning school buildings’ in the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture. Dean Karin Laglas will open the conference.

A ‘good’ school building

‘Good school building’ issues concern not only architects but also users, councils, school governing bodies, educationalists, after-school centres, and other partners and corporations.  They all have ideas, perceptions and requirements. On the one hand, a school recognises that a school should provide a good learning and living environment for pupils, teachers and parents. On the other hand, standards and budgets increasingly demand that ‘more should be done with less’.

Translating educational innovations

A future-proof school building therefore calls for architects with an ability to translate educational innovations to (existing) buildings without underrating the involvement of commissioning parties, users and other partners in the process. How, based on his profession, can an architect develop a new perspective to deal with these complex tasks and challenges? What qualities does he need?


Keynote speaker is Herman Hertzberger. The programme also includes lectures by Prof. Robert Jan Simons (Professor of Digital Learning at Utrecht University), Thomas Rau and Liesbeth van der Pol (Dok Architecten) and various workshops. Dean Karin Laglas will open the conference.

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