La qualité de l’air dans les écoles
Do you think that the air in our cities is more polluted than the air in our kitchens? According to the Observatory for Indoor Air Quality, the air indoors is sometimes 5 to 7 times more polluted than the air outside. How can we protect the most vulnerable populations? Laura Martin completely revisited the interior design of schools in order to protect the delicate health of children and introduce them to green initiatives for citizens. The project uses de-polluting and non-polluting materials. Using a system of colors, an object informs you of the pollution level in the classroom in real time. The space is reinvented using modular structures and minimalism to achieve optimal air quality.
" Laura’s project looks at indoor air quality in schools. Laura wanted to focus on children in their everyday environment as they are fragile subjects who are very vulnerable to indoor ambient air pollution. Her field research and interviews with experts helped her identify a non-intrusive system which accompanies the school children and staff in the most critical areas of the school: the changing rooms, classrooms and dormitory. The system’s innovation comes from its integration in its environment and its adaptability to existing uses while at the same time suggesting new uses. Laura wanted to develop a use-oriented approach rather than a technical approach. It is both recreational, educational and informative, as it raises children’s awareness of the phenomenon without causing anxiety and helps staff develop the right reflexes in real time to reduce pollution levels. Laura thought carefully about materials, shapes and uses, and prototyped them so that the devices would make life easier for all the users, in terms of cleaning, learning, playing, comfort, ergonomics and adaptability. "
MDes City Design Course Leader
This project is selected for Design L’Expo 2019 and will be exhibited from December 19th 2019 to March 1st 2020 at la Cale 2 Créateurs.