bjarke ingels group (BIG) revealed plans for a new micro-school in new york. now, almost a year later, the first photographs of the project have been revealed ahead of the new term. according to BIG, the design for WeGrow — the first school of office-sharing brand WeWork — seeks to ‘undo the compartmentalization often found in traditional school environments and reinforces the significance of engaging kids in an interactive environment’.
conceived as a ‘school universe at the level of the child’, the interior comprises a field of super-elliptic objects, which together, form a ‘learning landscape that’s dense and rational — yet free and fluid.’ modular classrooms, tree houses, and a vertical farm have been designed by BIG to promote an inclusive and collaborative learning environment. meanwhile, acoustic clouds, natural materials, and neutral colors hope to create a calm setting focused study.