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A beautiful video on Waldorf education from Pasadena Waldorf School in California. https://vimeo.com/91553016 #waldorfeducation #steiner #waldorfschool

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Marecollege is a Waldorf school in The Netherlands that had to be relocated as a result of new developments in Leiden.
24H Architecture was commissioned to help with the transition by transforming abandoned buildings at the new location on Sumatrastraat into a beautiful school for 450 students. They opted to use curious new shapes for extensions to the existing structure as well as a host of natural materials to create a healthy, warm, and stimulating learning environment.



24H design marecollege extension based on ancient symbol
A redevelopment of Marecollege led by 24H in leiden, a municipality of Southern Holland, aims to resettle an area once tenantless. The design addresses the dialogue between an existing building and the ambitious program required of an educational complex with Ptolmeaic and Copernican philosophy, an appropriate conceptual refuge for a Rudolf Steiner school. the educational structure developed by the Austrian academic values imagination and the artistic process as integral to the learning experience. The architects took to task building Marecollege as an extension of the orthogonal building while still espousing the principals of anthroposophy, the heart of Steiner pedagogy that promotes the investigation of the intellectual-spiritual world through the natural sciences. architecturally, ideas about education as a infinitely self-nourishing feedback loop manifest as the a dynamic, contoured plan and a material palette that recalls the life cycle of a plant. the two dimensional symbol of a lemniscate, a figure 8-type form commonly used to symbolize infinity, is rendered into a space with two staircases that wind up to the first floor of the building. The entrance of the building is where the dynamic lines of the ancient symbol cross. The spaces derived from the extrusion of the 2D symbol accommodate social areas like the library and auditorium. The school’s basic wood cladding is enlivened with louver-like ridges that undulate to create the shapes of stems and leaves. Existing masonry walls were enriched with a layer of five-leaved ivy, a creeping plant that changes color in the fall. The built form is envisioned as a motivator for students to think about reality, the world-system and, moreover, their place in it.



Read more:
Marecollege: Beautiful Waldorf School Built with Natural Materials Rises in Leiden | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building 



Links:
Marecollege, Leiden
http://www.marecollege.nl/
http://inhabitat.com/marecollege-beautiful-waldorf-school-built-with-natural-materials-rises-in-leiden/ _24H Architecture_
http://www.24h.eu/
Designboom Architecture
http://www.designboom.com/architecture/24h-design-marecollege-extension-based-on-ancient-symbol/

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On the map:
https://goo.gl/maps/GDcfC

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Nice video (with a very nice song, in Dutch, fitting with the photos) about children who have been pupils of the Marecollege in Leiden, and leaving school now.
Afscheid Marecollege 12a, 7 juli 2014
http://vimeo.com/100184070



#RudolfSteiner   #RudolfSteinerSchools   #WaldorfSchools   #Marecollege   #Leiden   #Netherlands   #Nederland  
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Marecollege, Leiden, Netherlands
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Why Waldorf?
A new film about Waldorf education and Marin Waldorf School. For more information, please visit the following websites:
http://www.marinwaldorf.org.
http://www.waldorfanswers.com/Waldorf.htm

#Waldorf   #waldorfeducation   #RudolfSteiner   #Anthroposophy     #MarinWaldorfSchool     #Steinerscholen   #Steinerschool   #Teacher   #ArtOfTeaching   #Education   #Creativity   #Development   #Child   #Children   #Love  

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Beautiful!
Waldorf ~ 5th grade ~ Ancient India ~ Buddha ~ chalkboard drawing
Source:
http://www.pinterest.com/source/lazure.co.uk/

#Waldorf   #Art   #Buddha  
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Steiner Education
A Steiner education is nurturing and compassionate. Rather than forcing children to study in a pressured environment, we encourage our students to learn through experience. By developing a memory of that experience, the child is able to fully understand what they have learnt. Through knowledge the child develops confidence and allows his or her own unique qualities to come to the fore. This results in greater fulfillment, both as children and in preparation for adulthood.

http://kamaroi.nsw.edu.au/steiner-education/

#Steinerschool   #Waldorf   #RudolfSteiner   #Kamaroi  
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