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"Designing for Education: Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011"

OECD Auditorium, Paris, 29 September 2011, 16.00-18.00 GMT+1.00

  • Let leading architectural critic and broadcaster, Shane O'Toole, guide you on a journey through the top schools and universities in the Compendium, from Japan and Australia to Austria, Chile and the United States.
  • Listen to discussions with leading experts in education today from policy, pedagogy, design and research.
  • Watch videos made by students from schools showcased in the publication.
  • Peruse the poster exhibition in our dynamic exhibition space.
  • Browse the “Database of Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investment”, a joint database tool developed by OECD and the European Investment Bank (EIB), that informs the investment and development of innovative educational spaces – in policy and in practice.



Click here to access the multimedia page for the event, containing the archived webcast, videos, PowerPoint presentations and more!



Who attended?

School leaders; students; members of authorities responsible for education at national, regional or local levels; facility managers, planners and architects; and researchers and academics.


Blog - "Inspiring education through great design"

Designing for Education: Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011  is all about how design can create new and exciting opportunities for students, teachers, parents and communities. Opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of schools and promote environmental education. Opportunities to create a safe and secure environment for kids. Opportunities to inspire learning, improve the quality and inclusiveness of the learning environment, and bind schools and universities to their local communities. And opportunities to bring new technologies and dynamic pedagogies to the classroom. Read more 



"Knowledge Economy - Global Best School Buildings" (BBC)


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