Learning in innovative spaces
Updated: Jul 20, 2019
Verdant Vista, based in Bangalore, has been transforming pre-schools across India through designing and executing ‘innovative learning spaces’ that inspire wonder and curiosity in kids. Being one of the prestigious and one-of-a-kind school designers in bangalore, we feel huge responsibility to make a difference.
Working with educators from across the nation, Verdant Vista observed that 1) limited area for Learning Spaces and 2) design challenges to build them have been the two major challenges pre-schools are facing today.
Many pre-schools in India are trying to make strides in bringing innovation into their campuses and take the learning experience to the level of a paradigm shift. This brings the concept of “innovative learning spaces” to the spotlight and prefaces a groundbreaking transformation in early childhood education.
Filling this innovation gap, the team of Verdant Vista has come up with multi-useable learning spaces, with innovative designs. So far, they have catered to prominent educational institutions like St. John’s High School, Podar Jumbo Kids, Bethany High, and Daffodils English School.
Verdant Vista believes that learning spaces are three dimensional textbooks that have the power to drive and satisfy the curiosity of young minds, and awaken the sparks of creativity. Equipped with such learning environments, Mr Suunil says, educators can touch children deeply, make them think, inquire, reflect, question, explore and experiment!
Wiping off the limitations caused by space constraints and lack of relevant executional expertise, Verdant Vista is taking leaps and bounds to spread this phenomenon to pre-schools in every nook and corner of India.
As Verdant Vista envisions, when we ignite a conversation between educators and architects in a large scale, they can together create infinite possibilities for kids to learn through their environment. Besides, they fit perfectly into the curriculum of the schools.
A rekindled classroom with interactive interiors
We can rekindle the power of classrooms through interactive interiors. Not just sitting there as bland walls, a range of its interactive elements engage kids—as learning happens as a byproduct.
Splash Fountain, the multi-use play area, featuring on-demand water play
Many pre-schools have ‘water play’ in their curriculum. They build water tanks for this purpose which occupy a lot of space and use them hardly once or twice a month. Besides, they require special effort for maintenance. Splash fountains come as an innovative alternative for traditional tanks and facilitate multi-use play area and on-demand water play.
Amphitheater, an outdoor classroom
Sandpit & Sensory Pathway
Sandpit with activities to enable kids develop fine motor skills
Sensory Pathway, where kids intuitively undergo sensory learning