Grass Covered School Teaches Kids About Sustainability
A school in Southern Spain evokes the feeling of nature with a literally "green" building.
Education-driven foundations around the world are now looking into ways to tap into sustainable means of building schools for younger generations. The new Public School and Primary (CEIP) Roldan in Campo de Cartagena, in southern Spain, presents an interesting treatment of the “green school” movement, creating a building that has its entire outer surface covered in green Astroturf. The school is a project of Spanish based architecture firm Estudio Huma, which used the basic outline of a home and connected the units together to create a horizontal layout of the school, and aims to not only provide students with a fun and interactive building, but also use nature and sustainability as the guiding principle for their curriculum.