TEACHERS OASIS: Creating a unified space for Teaching excellence

Area– 450 square-foot
Typology– Commercial Interior Design
Principal Architects– Shivangi Thapar & Benson D’Souza

At the heart of any educational institution lies its faculty—a diverse group of educators dedicated to shaping the minds of tomorrow. In our latest design endeavor, we had the privilege of creating a sanctuary for the teachers of an esteemed international school, where collaboration, inspiration, and relaxation seamlessly intertwine.

The staff room serves as the nucleus of the school community—a space where teachers come together to exchange ideas, collaborate on projects, and recharge between classes. Our goal was to design a space that not only fosters productivity and creativity but also cultivates a sense of belonging and camaraderie among faculty members from around the globe.

Upon entering the staff room, one is immediately greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere. Natural light floods the space through windows, illuminating a palette of soft neutrals and warm wood accents. Comfortable seating areas, strategically placed throughout the room, provide ample opportunities for both formal meetings and informal conversations over a cup of coffee.

But perhaps the most important aspect of the staff room is its inclusivity and adaptability. Recognizing the diverse backgrounds and preferences of the school’s faculty, we incorporated flexible furniture arrangements which involved interaction of the teachers along with maintaining the privacy of their space. Whether hosting a professional development workshop, celebrating a colleague’s birthday, or simply enjoying a casual conversation with fellow educators, the staff room is designed to accommodate the ever-evolving needs of its users.

In the end, the staff room is more than just a physical space—it’s a reflection of the values and culture of the school community. By creating a welcoming and functional environment where teachers feel supported, empowered, and inspired, we hope to foster a sense of belonging and unity among the educators who play such a vital role in shaping the future of our world.

​​Design firm BeSpace Studio

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