Architect collaborates with Blue Forest to develop modular building that can turn on its seven sides

Architects 3DReid in collaboration with Blue Forest will reveal their innovative and sustainable external learning environment at the BSEC school construction conference today.

‘rotatED’ has been developed as a single modular buidling capable of being turned on any of its seven sides to create an outdoor place with numerous possibilities for activities such as play, learning and performance within a sheltered, natural environment.

Graham Edwards, divisional director at 3DReid, said: “The concept has been developed in response to feedback from pupils, staff and stakeholders seeking quality outdoor space that promotes healthy living, environmental awareness, social interaction and opportunities for personal development.

"The simplicity of this creative and flexible design enables pupils and staff to use and personalise the space in various ways to suit their needs. No two ‘rotatED’ will be the same.”

‘rotatED’ is provided as a base shelter with the opportunity for schools to select additional features from a range of external finishes, doors, screens, photovoltaic panels and toilets depending upon their specific requirements and budgets.

A base build ‘rotatED’ can be installed in around 10 days, subject to site conditions and service requirements.