The School of Tomorrow

Designing an elementary school of tomorrow in a 120,000 sqft heritage building built in 1896—that’s the challenge that Sainte-Anne Academy gave Taktik Design

The School of Tomorrow

Drawing on innovative international teaching methods, the spaces were opened up to create clear sight lines and relevant connections between functions while allowing more light into the heart of the school. Incorporating thematic rooms, like a greenhouse and a theatre, the design supports the teachers in their work and the educational program overall.

The School of Tomorrow

700 sheets of plywood were modelled to meet the school’s specific needs for materials that were cost-effective, solid and easy to clean. This option proved less costly and more suitable than the furniture available on the market. Every aspect of the furniture was carefully considered to strengthen the project concept. Storage units in classrooms and coatrooms were tailored for the size of the students, allowing for easy access.

The School of Tomorrow

Special signage and a colour chart were developed to express the brand image, promote a sense of belonging, and facilitate orientation. A single colour is assigned per group and is clearly visible from the hallways. Meanwhile, the school logo was redesigned to be progressive, indicating the students’ grade cycles and classroom floors.

The School of Tomorrow

The monochrome theme in the classrooms prevents visual overstimulation and allows the space to be brought to life by the children themselves. Icons representing the institution’s values are posted on the walls and included on signage, contributing to the unique character of each learning space. The same shapes are used throughout, though varying in scale, to ensure consistency and strengthen the visual identity of the spaces.

The School of Tomorrow

At the Grands Prix Du Design, Taktik Design’s know-how was recognized along with Sainte-Anne Academy’s modern approach and openness to interactive technologies.

Photo credit: Maxime Brouillet, Source: V2.Com

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