Wellbeing & Learning Driving Design
Time: 14:15 - 15:15
Date: Day 1
The challenges of designing for children and young adults with autism
Claire Mantle Schools Director, ADP & Claire Hunt, Head of Landscape, ADP
Improving Well-being and Learning with Biophilic Design
Mark Brown, Consultant, TG Escapes Eco Buildings
With UK society facing a mental health crisis it is now more important than ever to support the well-being of students and their teachers. Incorporating nature-inspired (biophilic) design elements into school buildings is one way to help. Many research studies have shown how the use of natural materials, the provision of natural light, ease of access to the outdoors and the incorporation of nature inspired shapes, patterns and images can improve the built environment.
We will explain the principles of biophilic design and show that they can easily be incorporated into new buildings and added to existing spaces. We will look at the impact of biophilia on educational outcomes and general well-being using independent research and case studies.
- Lucy Plumridge Head of Education - HLM