One of the first Kunskapsskollen schools in the UK, Twickenham Academy’s curriculum model prioritises independent and autonomous learning. To deliver this curriculum they wanted a space where students can choose where and how they work.
Jesmond Gardens Primary School in Hartlepool wanted to create a new library space in the central area of the school.
The brief was to transform the space from a soft seating area to a fun and practical walk-through library.
An inspirational showcase classroom in the heart of London. The Microsoft Showcase Classroom is an innovative environment for teachers, school leaders and students to explore new technologies in a classic Technology Hub.
The aim of the new library and resource centre was to combine the traditional facility of books on shelves, new IT equipment for online research and spaces for the students to sit and socialise during break times.
Jesmond Gardens Primary School has nine class bases – each with mobile, agile furniture so the layout can be easily changed. The furniture in each class base is the same but they all look and feel completely different.
The vision for the school was to create classroom spaces that were flexible, the Learning Resource Centre which would become the ‘heart’ of the school and also to maximise storage space wherever possible. The classroom desks and chairs needed to be easily rearranged by the students.
Working alongside WW Martin and Folkestone Academy, Zioxi provided an imaginative and exciting furniture solution for the whole school. Zioxi developed an impressive bespoke fixed storage solution to incorporate the curved walls whilst maximising space for storage.
A new three storey teaching block comprising a theatre space, general classrooms, specialist science classrooms and offices along with an update to an existing library. The brief was to provide furniture that delivered forward thinking solutions.
With it’s granite counters, sleek white tables and chrome-framed chairs, the multi-coloured skylight communal dining area looks and feels nothing like a school. And that’s the point – the beautifully designed spaces and high quality furniture makes both students and staff feel respected and valued.
The brief was to create a space that was bright and welcoming with lots of places for the students to work. To make the best use of space, bespoke benching was made around the pillars and along the edges for individual working. In the collaborative working area interlocking tables make the area really flexible, allowing different table configurations and layouts.
The brief was to create learning areas that were fun and exciting which the children would want to use. Zioxi worked closely with Denbigh Primary to develop a furniture proposal which met all of the School’s needs. The Learning Resource Centre space which has recently been renamed as ‘The Hive’ has a large curvy Bookworm shelving unit dividing the space in two.
St Teresa’s Primary School visited the Microsoft Showcase space in London, the School came back inspired and full of ideas on what they would like to achieve in their own high tech spaces. Being multi-functional, adaptable and engaging were the key points to making these spaces work.
Duston Eldean Primary School asked Zioxi to design an open plan learning space within their large LRC. The brief for the space was to create an area which was flexible and which included differing types of furniture. The school was keen to let the children choose how and where they would like to work.
The library now provides a brand new and exciting learning space for the whole school community after Zioxi developed a furniture proposal which involved removing many of the dividing walls and opening up the entire space.
Southwark Council has three One Stop Shops in its borough. The drop-in centres provide advice, information and help for anyone living, working or visiting Southwark. As unique venues the furniture needed to be designed for the specific requirements of the centres and their varying architecture.
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