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.


Architecture firm launches a series of challenges to entertain children during lockdown

Performed by: Foster + Partners

Country: UK

British architecture firm Foster + Partners launched in April 2020 a series of challenges with activities in which children can engage while there are restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Called #architecturefromhome the challenge was launched by the company to help entertain and educate children who are currently stuck at home.

The activities were designed to attract children’s imaginations and encourage them to think more about the surroundings and the buildings around them and invite young participants to build their own cities or create skyscrapers with their families.

The company encourages participants to share their creations on social media using the hashtag #architecturefromhome.