The Learning Niche constitutes an educational building for language lessons in Paphos. By considering learning as a complex experience which motivates individual’s development, our approach seeks to create an educational landscape which blends the monolithic architectural volume with the natural element that surrounds the whole site.
YEAR | 2017-18 SIZE | 130sqm. LOCATION | Paphos, Cyprus
The design of this learning centre is intended to create a multisensory learning experience which enables formal and informal educational processes to be implemented. Specifically, classrooms are carefully articulated in order to provide teachers with maximum visibility towards the waiting areas and at the same time to satisfy privacy and partial spatial segregation of the private learning spaces. The different types of learning and teaching are articulated with varying degrees of privacy by considering both visibility and permeability issues. Lastly, the classrooms’ openings are carefully placed so as to allow visual connection with the exterior greenery and at the same time their volumetric sun protections achieve ideal lighting conditions for classrooms.