Combining Shapes And Colors To Encourage Learning And Discussion.
When Grillska Gymnasiet took over a school building in Marievik, Stockholm, Codesign was commissioned to rebrand the space. With a limited budget to cover over 8000 square meters of space, it was a challenging brief. Architect Staffan Virke explained the concept to nestle study zones within spaces with unique graphic identity. They hoped these attractive spaces would encourage students to stay on at school and have a positive effect on learning. With it’s functional sound absorbing qualities and a wide palette of shapes and colors to choose between, BAUX was the perfect material for the project.
As the school was divided into several floors, Codesign created a palate of colors and shapes that gave each floor a unique identity. This helped students and staff orientate themselves within the building. The study zones, complete with BAUX designs, contrasted the ambiance of the busy main spaces. The wood wool tiles helped to lower sound reflections, creating quiet zones for study and reflection. Reactions from students and staff have been really positive – the study zones are popular and the students appreciate the thought that has been put into designing their workspace.
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