A Place to Chill

Designing an inspirational space for pupils to learn This series features six schools which have successfully participated in the Joinedupdesignforschools project. In this project, the brainchild of The Sorrell Foundation, pupils have the major say in how an aspect of their school’s environment is improved. The pupils are the clients, briefing designers who produce designs for their approval.

Joinedupdesignforschools follows a four-stage pattern:

The Challenge
The Brief
The Conversation
The Concept.

In many cases, and in all six of those featured in this series, money has been found to make the new designs become a reality. This, the fifth stage, is The Follow-Up.

Architect Phin Manasseh worked with a client team from Mounts Bay School in Cornwall to create an inspirational space under their control, with a social purpose but where learning takes place too. ‘If all clients were like this, we’d have very different results.’ said Phin.

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