ERIC Number: ED081120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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C.R.O.C.S. A Swiss Industrialised School Building System. Programme on Educational Building 3.
The third in a series of leaflets designed for dissemination of information on school building, this publication describes the method of school building developed by the Centre de Rationalisation et d'Organisation des Constructions Scolaires (C.R.O.C.S.) in the Commune de Lausanne, Switzerland. In Lausanne, the concurrence of lengthening students' years in school with a rise in the school population created a need for 10 schools to be constructed between 1965 and 1975. Four architects agreed to collaborate to develop a rationalized system of building schools. Educators and architects actively participated in a study to define the spatial requirements, furniture, and equipment for, and the environmental needs of, modern teaching methods. The study resulted in an exhaustive brief of the architectural, technical, and financial requirements that would be basic to all new Lausanne schools. Graphic and narrative descriptions are provided of the geometry of the system; the primary structural elements; the secondary nonstructural and environmental elements; and the interior finishes, furnishings, and equipment. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Architectural Programing, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Specifications, Facility Utilization Research, Information Dissemination, Modular Building Design, School Buildings, Systems Approach
Miss L. Gibson, Principal Administrator, Programme on Educational Building Secretariat, 2 rue Andre Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France (Free)
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Switzerland