The aim was to create a zoned yet open plan area that was easy to supervise, promoted collaborative learning and included a bright interior design scheme. The client especially wanted to move away from a fixed or traditional classroom. With the IT rooms they didn’t want a fractured series of IT zones – they needed them to be engaging and aspirational.
The client wanted the areas to have ‘no straight lines’ and so we chose our Sculpt product. Sculpt screens can be configured in a variety of ways, including dividing rooms into zones, to provide study workspaces for a number of applications. The screens were a striking orange colour with contrasting white worktops. We varied the heights and radii of the curved screens to add a visual interest to the room. We installed cable management trays to ensure that the areas were not cluttered by hanging wires. Open plan, bright areas such as this allows students to be more flexible and encourage them to collaborate with others. ErgoFlex chairs are used through all areas of the building that we were involved with.