Tent classrooms could enable more students to safely return to school

Performed by: Curl la Tourelle Head Studio

Country: United Kingdom

British studio Curl la Tourelle Head believes its concept tent classrooms could enable students to return to school while respecting social distancing guidelines.

Pop-up teaching spaces would be assembled on the school’s playing fields or other nearby outdoor spaces and used alongside the school’s existing buildings. Inside, the tents would be arranged so that pupils are separated from each other by two metres.

The concept was inspired by tents being used by nurseries in Denmark. While the concept is currently designed for coronavirus social distancing, the studio hopes it could lead to a wider rethink of the classroom and school design, or even inspire the concept of outdoor schooling.