Underlying thesis

The provision of educational facilities, in physical terms, should not be tailored to any particular requirements made by any particular authority.

Rather, such provision should through its ambiguity enable a range of educational patterning to evolve wider than previously possible.

In architectural and planning terms, this requires an avoidance of the providing of a single or comprehensive physical dispenser unit.

However, the acceptance of educational servicing as continuous, essential feed to the total lifespan does demand an acceptance of the fact that education together with other essential services, must be made available in means and methods comparable with other forms of invisible servicing.

The resultant facilities must equate therefore to a total social servicing industry rather than one related to a particular age group under particular circumstances.


Price, C. (1967) Atomia: new education for a new town (draft, page 3), Thesis, Canadian Centre for Architecture.

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