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.



OECD looking back over 50 years of educational buildings

Centre for Effective Learning Environments

In March 2011, the Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE) held its first web-based seminar. The subject was standardised design. Representatives from nine countries took part across an 18-hour time difference – Edmonton, Alberta to Wellington, New Zealand (OECD, 2011). The participants could see each other, share presentations and discuss the relevance of standardised design for today’s facilities. Not quite the same as physically being in the same room, but almost.


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