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School architecture of the future: evidence-based design and adaptations of the learning environment due to COVID-19

Grant number: 21/05579-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2021
Effective date (End): August 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Project
Principal researcher:Doris Catharine Cornelie Knatz Kowaltowski
Grantee:Pedro Padilha Gonçalves
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FEC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The school built environment undergoes a long period of intense dynamism, due to new pedagogies and technological advances, and the design of these new schools must be based on scientific evidence and facts in order to promote conscious and effective decision making by architects. The current and continuing Covid-19 pandemic has greatly changed the educational process, as well as all facets of modern daily life, with significant negative impacts on students' academic development. It is necessary for the school environment to adapt to this new reality, in order to allow, even partially, face-to-face education, during and after the pandemic. This research seeks to evaluate the existing evidence on the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the educational environment, which changes will be necessary in the physical spaces and in the uses of the school, for elementary school II. Through a Systematic Literature Review, as well as a comparative analysis of selected models of public schools from FDE and MEC, it is expected to result in diagrams and tables summarizing the evidence found and how they impact the school environment, with proposals for adaptations in the physical space and usage in the school building. (AU)

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