In the next years, the methods of teaching will have to undergo radical changes as a result of the consolidation of the information society. The amount of citizens having access to advanced information and communication technologies will grow up more and more. This situation will profoundly change the ways to use, create and learn information, knowledge and skills. It means also that a printed book, a lecture hall, a blackboard or a library, technologies or techniques having a long history, must change for reducing the time and cost of information diffusion and putting learners in contact with teachers. In parallel we can imagine that our physical spaces will blend material, informational and communicative structures with functionality, same as the work will change becoming knowledge-intensive. Productive activities will be concentrated in some geographical regions and, at the same time, become globally distributed. This is to be intended as what we experiment in today life, being not so far from what many of us have predicted some years ago (Capra, Toffler, Negroponte, Rifkin, Klein, Bauman, etc.). In this new world the architects designing schools have many problems on how imagine the school of the future. How to give to this structures adequacy for the new ways of teaching and learning? Which colors will represent these new spaces? In order to prepare the new generations to a learning intensive society we are experiencing some solutions both in interior of schools and to the exterior. Thanks to an agreement between the University Iuav of Venice, research unit “Color and Light in Architecture”, and the Verona Municipality we are conducting a research focused on the color choice for teaching spaces and for the external school envelope. We made a color design for a preschool requalification (for pupils aged from 3 to 6 years) and now we are studying the color design for a kindergarten (for pupils aged form 6 months to 3 years). The theories about the school color design sometimes aren’t really congruent with our times (i.eg. Mahnke, etc.). This is why the research we are carrying produced some new parameters to the color choice for architects that will be clarified on the final paper.
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