[EP1] Educational Planter

AUTHOR: Zoe Tallon


Prototypes: Scenario Games: Action Plan:

The prototype aims to plant educational fragments within a defined industrial zone. This zone could range in scale from a building to a whole borough. The industrial component of the prototype stipulates through planning legislation that only green technologies can be involved. These are technologies that will actively reduce CO2 levels. Through new links and connections the prototype allows for exchanges of information, equipment and expertise between teaching facilities, industry & the local community. Components within the system are adaptive to local conditions and growth providing a new dynamic educational system. This iteration of the prototype [EP1] will focus on a building scale.

The CRP area will become a center for excellence in education, sustainable industry and research, encouraging investment and development. Co2 reducing technologies mean that the area can be marketed as ‘green’.
The prototype combines pure educational facilities of classrooms, an adult learning centre and lecture theatres with the shared industrial and educational spaces of workshops and manufacturing sites. Appropriate spaces are open to the local community and wider public. The prototype will manufacture hydrogen-fueled engines. When combusted in internal combustion engines hydrogen produces only heat and water, no co2 or other pollutants. Production and subsequent use of hydrogen engines will displace the CO2 produced by conventional car engines.
The prototype is well connected to major transport links and is serviced by waterways. The DLR connects to C2 Rail at Dagenham and the new channel tunnel rail link. Schools and educational facilities are all connected through a ‘campus woking’ system. This is a scheme that would turn the secondary and sixth form provision into a university-style system. The project will bring adult education, vocational diplomas, and foundation degrees together through links with the University of East London and other partnerships. Members will be part of a campus and can visit different schools depending on their preferences and the schools’ special programs.
The stakeholders include Thames View Junior School, Langdon School, The Maples Resource Centre, University of East London, Knowledge East, Ford, University of Cambridge Department of Engineering, Hydrogen Generation Ltd., Environment Agency, Barking & Dagenham & Newham Local Education Authorities.