Research Journal of The University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Organization, Technology & Management in Construction: An International Journal
ISSN 1847-5450 print / ISSN 1847-6228 online
udc 62:658(05)

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3. Farhang Mozaffar, Seyedeh Somayeh Mirmoradi:

Effective Use of Nature in Educational Spaces Design


One of the most effective spaces on children’s life is Educational spaces, where the children usually spend long period of their life there. According to various important aspects of outdoor and natural spaces in education and children’s nurture skills, design of these spaces is an essential issue among the topics raised in designing educational spaces. Natural spaces at schools should provide three categories of children’s needs, which are denominated to: “educational”, “communal and physical”, and “emotional” needs. For all of these categories, the special spaces and desirable designing have to be concerned to achieve the most efficient educational spaces. Furthermore, outdoor designing and natural spaces will affect on artificial spaces of schools, due to the strong relationship between them. In current study, the effect of those three mentioned categories has been evaluated on the designing of educational spaces. Also, the effect of each aspect has been considered separately to recognize which principles are required to design an idealistic educational space.


children-educational space-naturearchitecture- landscape