FG Library & Learning were invited to design a new library within a refurbished space in the Lower School site at the International School of Havana, Cuba. For this project FG Library & Learning teamed up with one of the UK’s leading educational supply consolidators, VPJ Solutions to provide a turn-key package for the customer.
As part of the new library, KI provided a selection of their iconic Postura+ chairs in Lime Zest and Parrot Green. The colours of the Postura+ chairs were specified to complement the décor of FGLL’s popular Storywall® and the bespoke Treehouse - which was an instant hit with staff and students alike, helping to create a ‘wow’ factor that would entice students to use the new space.
The library caters for over 300 pupils in three different age groups (3-6 years, 7-11 years, and teens), so each area had to have its own character. For the younger years, the space needed to be bright and inviting, while offering an area for quiet and group reading. The teenage area needed to include desks for studying as well as soft and comfortable furniture for more relaxed reading.
Georgie Schofield, Principal of Lower School
"The team at FG were very supportive of our international context and were willing to engage with us through online meetings and site visits to ensure the end result had high impact. It was clear to us that our school's needs were a high priority for the design team and the plan they delivered was exciting, bold and exactly what we hoped for. FG supported us every step of the way to ensure we had a modern, bright, bold library, and chose the perfect colours of KI's Postura+ chairs to complement the colour scheme of the project. It has truly engaged our community and turned our library into a hub of literacy, learning and engagement."
Date - March 2020
End user - International School of Havana
Website - www.ishavana.org