Permanent modular school buildings and modular kindergartens might be the right solution for the ever more prevalent need for more classroom space. Schools and kindergartens are closely influenced by the demographic changes in society. The number of children might fluctuate from year to year, but there is a general trend of population growth. However, educational institutions are obliged to provide the same high quality conditions for educating all children, regardless of the overall number in their generation. Some older schools and kindergartens have limited space and cannot provide such learning conditions without building permanent extensions. Substantial investments like that might prove to be necessary, yet the limited budget these institutions normally have, rarely provides for such expenditure. Additionally, the extra space available in the years of fewer pupils should ideally serve other functions and be easily converted and used as extra study or play rooms, offices or rooms designated for special projects. Permanent modular school buildings and modular kindergartens are fortunately able to fulfill all these conditions: they are affordable, easily repurposed if needed, and provide modern modular school classrooms.
The benefits of permanent modular school buildings and modular kindergartens
Modular buildings have proven to be a great solution at times when there was a need to construct a school, a kindergarten, a hospital and other public facilities in a very short time. As temporary solutions they bridge the time until a more permanent solution is arranged. However, modular buildings manufacturers have developed their products to such high standards that their modular buildings are now able to serve as permanent solutions in the public and private sector. Permanent modular school buildings, as well as permanent modular kindergartens are nowadays good examples of how a great design and new building techniques profoundly enhance the educational process.
The quality of such permanent modular school buildings and modular kindergartens is comparable to other brick-and-mortar school buildings, in many instances they even surpass the more conventional style of building. This is largely due to the fact that all modular elements are prefabricated indoors in a streamlined process which considerably reduces the risk of any flaws. Prefabricated elements are afterwards merely assembled at the building site which significantly reduces the time of work on the site. This is especially important for constructing schools and kindergartens which should ideally be finished in the short time of school holidays, or if there is no other solution, should disrupt the schoolwork for the shortest possible time.
Forward thinking with green modular school buildings
Construction of modular schools and kindergartens is not only quick and efficient, it is also so environmentally friendly that such buildings are sometimes called green modular school buildings. All the stages of their construction are highly energy efficient and the finished buildings are as well. Permanent modular school buildings are made of natural materials which provide good insulation, so the buildings require very little energy to heat. These materials are all recyclable (sometimes they have already been recycled) and since the modular parts have been produced in factories in a very efficient process, there is very little waste. Green modular school buildings provide a high quality learning environment which itself embodies the values of sustainability and green building.
Modern modular school classrooms are an essential part of a flexible design
Modular building technique has one more advantage over other construction types. It is very easy to design and modify interiors to accommodate specific needs of the particular modular building. Modular buildings manufacturers provide many versatile designs of interiors which can easily be combined in an efficient floor plan. Modular school classrooms, which are the key element of permanent modular school buildings, are designed to be bright spaces with big windows and a lot of daylight. They also have good sound insulation which provides enough intimacy in the classroom.
A very flexible floor plan accounts for other needed spaces in an educational institution as well: offices for the administrative part and teachers can be made as big or as small as required. Combination of many modular units can result in much bigger spaces, such as school libraries and cafeterias when needed. Flexibility of modular spaces continues also on the outside, providing many options for interesting and modern looking facades.