Educational architecture is a powerful tool for stimulating creativity, as well enhancing concentration, motivation, and understanding. Whether it’s a kindergarten, high school, or university, the environment in which we study directly influences how knowledge is absorbed. With this in mind, 2018 saw a wide range of educational facilities and school buildings promoting sensitivity towards landscape, flexibility, and the future.
From projects by some of the field’s biggest names, to a prototypical classroom for a high school campus in Ghana, take a look at the TOP 10 educational projects in the world on designboom over the past 12 months.
1 – Liz Diller and Kazuyo Sejima decided this school in Brazil was the world’s best new building
2 – Herzog & de Meuron-designed university opens as part of Moscow’s Skolkovo master plan
3 – Bjarke Ingels Group designs ‘conscious and entrepreneurial’ school in new York
4 – Studio velocity maintains green space within Gridded university center
5 – Architecture school in Miami opens warped concrete studio building by Arquitectonica
6 – This kindergarten in Vietnam by Kientruc o would make any kid excited for class
7 – Alberto Figueroa develops prototypical classroom for a high school campus in Ghana
8 – Brooks + scarpa designs curved yellow charter school in los angeles
9 – Architecture Brio + Billion Bricks build elevated school in Malaysia for marginalized children
10 – Manhattanville: everything you need to know about Renzo piano’s Columbia campus