3DReid Creates Rotatable Learning Space
3DReid architects are collaborating with Blue Forest to create the first ever rotating learning space. Dubbed “rotatED”, the structure is capable of being turned on any of its 7 sides, allowing a variety of activities to take place, including education, play, and performance. Schools will start with the very basic rotatED structure. From there, they can add solar panels, screens, doors and so forth—all pending on what they need to use the structure for and the budget available.
RotatED is made from environmentally friendly materials and the design also allows a number of sustainable options to be added, including wind turbines and rain water capture systems. 3DReid’s Divisional Director, Graham Edwards, explained:
“The concept has been developed in response to feedback from pupils, staff and stakeholders seeking quality outdoor space that promotes healthy living, environmental awareness, social interaction and opportunities for personal development. The simplicity of this creative and flexible design enables pupils and staff to use and personalise the space in various ways to suit their needs. No two ‘rotatED’ will be the same.”
Also, being that the structure can be rotated on 7 different sides (thus, allowing basically 7 different rooms to exist), it eliminates any extra spending or wasted materials that would have to go into adding extensions or entirely new buildings to a school campus. That certainly is an awesome idea.
By Heidi Marshall