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Prototype Pollokshields community classroom previewed

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September 20 2019

Prototype Pollokshields community classroom previewed

O’Donnell Brown Architects have completed a self-initiated timber frame community classroom at the practice’s Pollokshields Studio to coincide with this weekends Glasgow Doors Open Day.

Harnessing the studios education and community expertise the timber prototype has been developed as a resource for schools, colleges and community groups who can book the facility direct by contacting O’Donnell Brown at info@odonnellbrown.com.

Sam Brown from O’Donnell Brown said: “The Community Classroom provides a system which promotes and supports creative and independent learning in a healthy, versatile and fun environment. Through a simple kit of parts, users can configure the space to meet their needs and take control of their learning in their own space.

“Timber modules can provide seating, shelving, worktops or even presentation surfaces, all while engaging and empowering the learner in the creative process of constructing and defining their own learning experience. We were pleased to be able to work with four young volunteers from Barnardo’s Works during the build, who assisted greatly with the preparation and assembly of the timber frame.”

Anyone interested in seeing the outdoor structure in the flesh is invited to attend between 10:00 and 17:00 on Sunday at 84 St Andrews Drive, Glasgow. The structure has been delivered in collaboration with the RIAS, Saint Gobain, International Timber, Barnardo’s, Design Engineering Workshop, and ThreeFourFiveFurniture.

The community classroom has been conceived as an outdoor learning space
The community classroom has been conceived as an outdoor learning space
Young volunteers were drafted in to assist with the build
Young volunteers were drafted in to assist with the build

1 Comment

Curtis Tigers
#1 Posted by Curtis Tigers on 23 Sep 2019 at 19:56 PM
Well, I can confidently say that this is the best pergola I’ve seen all week, so good job guys.

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