Wema Bank, a leading financial institution reached out to Spacefinish to help build its corporate training academy called the Purple Academy. The bank wanted the space to serve as a multi-functional learning space and an innovation hub for professionals, creatives and tech enthusiasts. Together with their team, we envisioned and created a state-of-the-art academy that helps its users stay innovative, and easily collaborate.
Promoting Active Learning Through Agile Spaces:
The future of physical classrooms is agile. Learning spaces should be flexible and collaborative enough to allow users learn how and where they want. The Purple Academy is built on the principles that users need both open and collaborative time with co-users as well as quiet, more private areas to individually focus and execute projects. We introduced dynamic modular furniture that offers endless configurations to accommodate organic collaboration, peer-to-peer interaction, and inspiring learning environments.
A Dynamic Library.
As learning spaces and styles evolve, so has the way people access resources. The modern library builds upon the functions and capabilities of
traditional libraries by leveraging technology to provide access to limitless resources.
We designed the library in the Purple Academy to reflect the influence of technology on libraries by installing tablet-like bookshelves to show how educational materials can now be accessed through digital devices.
A Multi-functional Computer Laboratory
Traditional approach to designing computer laboratories has several limitations. From immovable furniture to rigid desktops, these designs were not user-centred.
With the Abacus, Purple Academy's computer laboratory, we envisioned a space where users can work individually and in groups, and use both digital and analog tools conveniently without inbitions.