Gestalt: A High School of Individuals Within a Whole
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How will this design of a high school be different than any other high school in America? Within this school, each student will not come out like a manufactured replica of a utopian society. Instead, students find their individuality within the larger whole. Transformable group settings and spaces allow a meeting place for different aptitudes, skills, and horizons. This atmosphere is important so students learn from more than the teacher - they also learn from each other. The architecture facilitates an exchange of people within a community of knowledge. Following the artefact, the architecture explores layers and diffusion that provide a labyrinthine experience that weaves the individual to the larger world, and information with true knowledge. The layering and diffusion of the labyrinth creates a better learning environment than standardized methods. These strategies could be well implemented in Boston, Massachusetts, because it hails as number one state for education in America. Working against the status quo of the standardized educational approach, this school will serve as a new precedent in education by prioritizing the individuals within the whole as opposed to focusing on pushing the students through the system.