Health-affirming landscapes and sustainable architecture of modern schools

Monika Trojanowska


Modern schools face numerous challenges. They need to teach children about the need for sustainable development. Thus, school buildings and premises should be designed as living examples of the pursuit of sustainability. Moreover, green school grounds have the potential to become health-affirming landscapes. This paper discusses the close relationship between the concept of health-affirming everyday landscapes and sustainability in modern energy-efficient school design. In the first part of the paper, a literature review concerning the concept of health-affirming landscapes for children and teenagers and sustainability in school design is presented. In the second part, selected case studies of new energy-efficient schools in Poland and France are examined.

Współczesna szkoła stoi przed licznymi wyzwaniami. Uczy dzieci o potrzebie zrównoważonego rozwoju, zatem zarówno teren szkoły, jak i jej budynek powinny być żywymi przykładami rozwiązań proekologicznych. Krajobraz terenu szkoły ma potencjał do promocji zdrowia. Artykuł omawia ścisły związek między koncepcją codziennych krajobrazów sprzyjających promocji zdrowia, a zrównoważonym projektowaniem nowoczesnych energooszczędnych szkół. W pierwszej części przedstawiono przegląd literatury dotyczący koncepcji krajobrazów sprzyjających promocji zdrowia dzieci i młodzieży oraz proekologicznego projektowania szkół. W drugiej części zanalizowano wybrane przykłady nowych energooszczędnych szkół w Polsce i Francji.

Słowa kluczowe: projektowanie szkoły, krajobrazy sprzyjające promocji zdrowia, zrównoważona architektura, school design, health-affirming landscapes, sustainable architecture

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