Classroom of the Future

Classroom of the Future at Yewlands Secondary School, Sheffield

The project was one of a number of government sponsored pilot projects exploring more innovative approaches to the design of classrooms. It is a self-contained new build addition to an existing secondary school, contained beneath a distinctive barrel vaulted roof. It provides a novel working environment for students within the design and technology department. It was developed in close consultation with students and staff, in particular with deputy head teacher, John Innes. The best way to describe the architectural strategy is to explain the process it is intended to support. A typical lesson might unfold in the following way.