Designing for Education

Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011

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Designing for Education: Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011 showcases over 60 recently built or refurbished educational facilities from 28 countries. Collectively, these projects demonstrate state-of-the-art design in this field and each one is lavishly illustrated with colour photos, plans and descriptions.

The individual chapters – which are in higher resolution format – are available on the OECD iLibrary.



Multiple levels

Centre for Effective Learning Environments

Complexo Escolar dos Arcos is an educational, sporting and leisure complex. Situated on the outskirts of Óbidos, a short distance away from the well-preserved historical centre with its maze of narrow streets, this facility includes a primary and lower secondary school and a sports complex. A swimming pool and a leisure centre will be added at a later stage.


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