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Building Products July 2017

EDUCATION BUILDINGS RICH COLOURS Designing an educational environment gives an opportunity to not only create both inspirational and practical environments but also give a lasting positive impact. Student surroundings can aid concentration, creativity and learning whilst withstanding heavy traffic in and around the facility. Peter Howard tells us more. Whilst all educational facilities share JULY 2017 | BUILDING PRODUCTS 13 the same basic principles of design, the criteria for those catering for a primary school audience will differ greatly to those designing for university students, with the use of colour playing a key role in creating a stimulating environment suitable for their level of education. For those just joining the schooling system, the ultimate objective should be to encourage fun and play. Clean, neutral wall colours complemented with joyous accent colours for feature walls and doors are ideal for the primary school environment. When planning the colour scheme for an educational building, an important piece of Continued on page 14 >>>


Building Products July 2017
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