Opening speeches. Host, Shane O’Toole, with Tony Sheppard, CELE Chair, and Bernard Hugonnier, OECD Deputy Director for Education, welcome the audience to the Launch.
Meet the architect. Takaharu Tezuka, Tezuka Architects, Japan presents the award-winning Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan.
Meet the educators. Julia Atkin, Education and Learning Consultant, Australia, and Martin Culkin, School Principal, tell the story of the regeneration of Dandenong High School in Victoria, Australia.
Meet the researcher. Christian Kühn, Professor, Institute for Architecture and Design, Technical University of Vienna, Austria, reflects on future design and education innovation.
Meet the reformer. Cristián Cox, Head, Centre for Research on Educational Policy and Practice, Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile reflects on policy developments in Chile and the role of educational facilities.
Meet the OECD analyst. Alastair Blyth, OECD/CELE analyst reflects on the past 40 years of Designing for Education.
Discussion. The host and presenters discuss issues related to their projects, on the important of quality, school safety and security, special needs facilities and more…
Ruairi Quinn, Minister of Education and Skills, Ireland opened the launch of OECD's Designing for Education: Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011 in Paris, 29 September 2011, Highlighting the crucial role of design in supporting education and communities.
Presenting Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan.
Awarded the "Most outstanding facility" by an international jury of architects, this video presents Fuji Kindergarten, designed by Tezuka Architects. It is based on the concept that "a kindergarten is a huge playground for children's growth, a tool for fostering children." Some 600 children play on the roof and in the garden.
Reflections on Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan.
Compiled by Tezuka Architects, this video presents footage and press interviews by BBC and others of Fuji Kindergarten in Tokyo, Japan.
Presenting Bertha von Suttner Schule, Schwechat, Austria.
School principal Ingeborg Schramm takes us through the Bertha von Suttner Schule, Schwechat, Austria, which was awarded a special commendation by an international jury of architects. Designed by fasch&fuchs, the school provides a challenging and relaxing environments where students with disabilities can work and play.
Presenting Dandenong High School, Victoria, Australia.
Created by students and staff at the school, this video presents Dandenong High School. Designed by Hayball Architects. This major regeneration project amalgamated three existing schools with over 2 000 students, representing 66 nationalities.
Presenting Liceo Técnico Profesional la Florida, Santiago, Chile.
School principal María Jimena Sánchez Rivera and student leader Pedro Yañez Gamboa guide us through the Liceo Técnico Profesional la Florida, Santiago in Chile, which was awarded a special commendation by an international jury. Designed by Marsino Arquitectos, the school has become a benchmark for quality education in the community.
Presenting the School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa.
The director, architects and students guide us through the School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa, which was awarded a special commendation by an international jury of architects. Designed by Steven Holl Architects, the central atrium with its dramatic steel staircase allows interaction between people, facilitating the free flow of people and the exchange of ideas.
Reflections by Professor Christian Kühn, Institute for Architecture and Design, Technical University of Vienna
Professor Christian Kühn explores the development of learning spaces, from depictions of classrooms in the 17th century to the modern day, concluding by reflecting on some of the essential principles of learning spaces to meet the needs of 21st century learners.
Reflections by Martin Culkin, School Principal, and Julia Atkin, Education and Learning Consultant, on Dandenong High School, Victoria, Australia
Martin Culkin and Julia Atkins present their 5-year journey – its challenges, change drivers and processes - to undertake a major regeneration project at Dandenong High School in which three existing schools with over 2 000 students were amalgamated, representing 66 nationalities.
Reflections by Takaharu Tezuka on Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan
Takahara Tezuka presents a collection of photographs and drawings that inspired he and Yui Tezuka’s work on the Fuji Kindergarten, which is based on the concept that “a kindergarten is a huge playground for children’s growth, a tool for fostering children.”