The Az W goes to school

No time for field trips away? Let us come to you!

Children design a new classroom.

Az W workshop in school
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School-goers know their own schools from everyday experience. But the conscious perception of these spaces is not something that should be taken for granted. Usually it’s schoolchildren themselves who know what works best, what functions properly and where deficiencies lie, but they are seldom given an opportunity to talk about or realise their own ideas. We talk about the history of school building on location. The space is analysed and measured, to be rediscovered and redesigned with the aid of various techniques used in the production of architecture. When the schoolchildren analyse a space that they know well, architecture becomes a matter of first-hand experience.

Two young people sitting on chairs they have built themselves.

School students on chairs they built themselves
© Architekturzentrum Wien

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