Floor and wall coverings in educational spaces

24-01-2013
Ariostea’s collections of porcelain floor and wall tiles can reflect and amplify the sensorial qualities of places of learning. Positive perception of scholastic and relational spaces ensures a complete experience of individual and collective wellbeing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The colours, combinations and compositions of porcelain floor and wall tiles play a key role in the design of educational spaces.
Schools and universities are not just places to pass through momentarily: they are places where students form long-term relationships.
A vast amount of in-depth study has clearly demonstrated that the processes of teaching and learning are defined not only during traditional lectures, or even in front of monitors and touchscreens.
When it comes to socialisation and reception, spaces such as study rooms, libraries, halls and corridors make an equally important contribution to promoting a positive perception of the environment and relational dynamics.
The aesthetic aspects of the surface of the porcelain tiles play a key role in defining contexts and atmospheres in the school more than in any other public place.

A place of learning that invites and welcomes students and makes them feel at ease has a harmonious balance of forces including architectural aspects, interior design (practicality, accessibility, compliance with regulations, clear and immediate institutional communications) and more strictly pedagogical, relational and emotional aspects.
To do all this it is important to have a point of view which takes into consideration all the people who use the space (students, teachers, parents, staff), while at the same time recognising individuals? needs for concentration, study and privacy.
School spaces with Ariostea porcelain floor and wall tiles, available in a multitude of different colours and layouts, make it possible to convey this sense of welcoming and emotional involvement. The tiles? radiance and brightness, particularly in the Iridium collection, offer a variety of design opportunities.
The educational experience is above all a sensory experience on both the individual and collective levels at the same time, for total use of school spaces and modules.

Marco Privato

Captions

01_Study room - Conservatoire de musique, auditorium et espace socioculturel a Maizières-lès-Metz, France. Design: Dominique Coulon & Associés, Architectes. Photos: © Eugeni Pons

02_Conservatoire de musique, auditorium et espace socioculturel a Maizières-lès-Metz, France. Design: Dominique Coulon & Associés, Architectes. Photos: © Eugeni Pons

03_Tressano school campus - Castellarano (Reggio Emilia), Italy. Design: Archilinea. Photos: Luciano Busani. Floor and wall tiles: Ariostea porcelain tiles - Universe collection (Night Blue, Cream, Honey), Natural High-Tech Stones collection (pietra di Luserna) and Iridium collection (Arancio, Giallo, Blu, Bianco, Verde)

04_Music room - Conservatoire de musique, auditorium et espace socioculturel a Maizières-lès-Metz, France. Design: Dominique Coulon & Associés, Architectes. Photos: © Eugeni Pons

05_Interior - Tressano school campus - Castellarano (Reggio Emilia), Italy. Design: Archilinea. Photos: Luciano Busani. Floors and walls: Ariostea porcelain tiles - Universe collection (Night Blue, Cream, Honey), Natural High-Tech Stones collection (pietra di Luserna) and Iridium collection (Arancio, Giallo, Blu, Bianco, Verde)

06_NZE K-12 High Performance School Prototype, Los Angeles, California. Design: Swift Lee Office. Multipurpose eco-friendly school building, in the final stages of design

07_Biomedicine Library of Melbourne University, Australia. Design: Rob McBride, Debbie-Lyn Ryan, (team) Michelle James, Drew Williamson, David Neustein, Angela Woda, Natasha Maben, Benedikt Josef, Marie Chen. Photos: courtesy of McBride Charles Ryan

08_BasketBar, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Designs: NL Architects. Client: Universiteit Utrecht Huisvesting, Aryan Sikkema. Photos: Bas Princen, Jeroen Musch, Luuk Kramer

09_Boscolo - Etoile Academy, Tuscania (Viterbo), Italy. Advanced school of culinary training for professional and amateur cooks. Floors and walls: Ariostea porcelain tiles - Natural High-Tech Stone collection (Basalto grigio, Pietra di bragie, Ebano) and Hi-Tech Woods collection (Rovere moka and abbazia)

10_Biomedicine Library, Melbourne University, Australia. Design: Rob McBride, Debbie-Lyn Ryan, (team) Michelle James, Drew Williamson, David Neustein, Angela Woda, Natasha Maben, Benedikt Josef, Marie Chen. Photos: courtesy of McBride Charles Ryan

11_Interior - Tressano school campus - Castellarano (Reggio Emilia), Italy. Design: Archilinea. Photos: Luciano Busani. Floors and walls: Ariostea porcelain tiles - Universe collection (Night Blue, Cream, Honey), Natural High-Tech Stones collection(pietra di Luserna) and Iridium collection (Arancio, Giallo, Blu, Bianco, Verde)

12_Salle festive - Conservatoire de musique, auditorium et espace socioculturel a Maizières-lès-Metz, France. Design: Dominique Coulon & Associés, Architectes. Photos: © Eugeni Pons

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