Education takes various forms—books, videos, recordings, and interactive, hands-on learning, just like the Cranbrook School in Wolgan Valley, about three hours’ drive north of Sydney, Australia.Student on this campus Sharing experiences that are not common in mainstream education mainly depends on their active participation in the maintenance of buildings and venues. The idea is to educate students to master a series of life skills, such as gardening, housekeeping, making fire, and even building by practicing “management ceremony”.
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The campus is the result of a competition that asked designers to develop architectural designs for a new school in the rural area of the Greater Blue Mountains National Park. Andrew Burns Architecture submitted the winning project, focusing on the student experience. With the understanding that there is no teacher better than experience, students gain resilience through work.With the physical aspects of the collection wood And keep the fire to heat water for the heater, students learn how to serve others. Similarly, while they cultivated and managed the garden, they also gave back to the environmental restoration of the land.
The campus incorporates natural bluffs, and the footprint of the building is crescent-shaped, while still providing the practical aspects of the school. This design also creates effective access to services across buildings.In a press release, the architects explained: “These buildings are fixed in the crescent shape by a series of chimneys. chimney From the neighboring historic town of Niunes. The building rises from the new moon, presenting the dramatic form of a cliff, illuminated by the morning light of the east wind. “
In order to further respect the connection with nature, the material palette mainly comes from Natural Resources For example, wood and metal, in an effort to make “buildings…both a sanctuary and a teaching tool-equipment that enhances the experience of landscape and environmental systems.”
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Brett Boardman via Andrew Burns Architecture Photography