Well Built: Designing for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture

Date posted: November 3, 2016

ArchitecturePLB’s recently completed ‘agile classrooms’ for Kensington Preparatory School feature in a new exhibition, entitled ‘Well Built: Designing for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture’.

Staged by the Museum of Architecture in South Kensington, London, the exhibition documents new ways of thinking about health and wellbeing beyond the design of traditional therapeutic environments towards a more integrated approach that includes everyday spaces. Showcasing a range of building typologies, the exhibition points to the urgent need in reshaping our assumptions about health, place and space, and includes schemes from some of the UK’s most prominent architecture practices.

In 2012 Kensington Prep school set out to equip their girls for a changing world. Following a three-year exploration of teaching methods, they commissioned ArchitecturePLB to design the physical environment to facilitate these changes. The result has been to advance their thinking and provide classrooms that not only allow for modern teaching methods but embraces health and wellbeing in the modern world. The designs featured in the exhibition promote an ‘agile classroom’, creating a space that can be reconfigured ‘on a dime’ to engage different kinds of learners and teachers.

Other projects by ArchitecturePLB for the school include a high tech, interactive and flexible ‘explore floor’; with a vibrant interior scheme, it is a space dedicated to animate creativity in meeting the challenges for the 21st Century. We continue to work in partnership with the school to develop learning spaces which support the school’s aspirations to lead the field as innovative educators.

‘Well Built: Designing for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture’

Dates: 1 November – 29 November 2016

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm

Venue: 10 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, SW7 2RZ London

This exhibition is free to attend