Brecknock Primary - Green Lab
rooftop learning garden

Design, innovation learning space, social good
Project Overview
The rooftop garden and green learning space at Brecknock Primary School was a collaborative project between the Fixatorium and the school. The project aimed to provide a unique learning environment for children, where they could learn about food science and the environment through the source of art.

Through the use of innovative design technology and creative ideas, the team was able to transform an empty space into a fun and interactive learning environment. The rooftop garden and green learning space  provided a unique opportunity for students to learn about sustainability and gardening, while the green learning space incorporated art and creativity into the learning experience.

The project demonstrated the power of collaboration and community-driven initiatives, highlighting the importance of providing children with access to unique and engaging learning environments.
Our Contributions
The design process for this project was very innovative, with a lot of thought and planning put into every aspect. The cactus planter, for example, was carefully designed to hold laser-cut tags with information about various plants. This was achieved using a CNC goliath machine, with the cactus then hand-painted and assembled by members of the fixatourium and adding hooks to hold the laser cut tags.The centrepiece of the project was the Tree of Knowledge, an interactive piece of art that allowed children to learn about plants and herbs in a fun and engaging way. This was created by 3D scanning a small plastic model of a green lady wall plaque, resizing it, and then 3D printing it into 9 pieces that were assembled and finished to create a final piece that was 10 times the size of the original model. The final piece was then cast in cement using a silicone mould, aged, varnished, and treated to withstand outdoor settings.The Tree of Knowledge was programmed with RFID laser tags, which played pre-recorded information about plants and herbs produced by the children of the school when scanned. This resulted in a very interactive way of learning, with children engaging with the plants and herbs in a hands-on way. The playground was also decorated with plants and terrariums, many of which had 3D printed features that added an extra layer of interest and creativity to the overall design.
@ Camden's Brecknock Primary School