www.euronews.com The way schools are designed can have a significant impact on the way children learn. Architects are now taking a fresh approach when it comes to creating teaching environments and, in some cases, doing away with traditional classroom settings. We look at how three cutting-edge schools - in Sweden, Burkina Faso and Abu Dhabi - are breaking down the boundaries. *Sweden: The school with no walls* At the Vittra School in southern Stockholm, you will not find corridors of classrooms. There are no walls. Instead, learning areas are loosely defined by subtle borders and large abstract creations. "Many of my kids say 'This is great because we don't feel trapped,'" said Vittra teacher Frida Monsen. According to architect Rosa Bosch, the school has been designed in a way which allows children to learn on their own terms. It is clear that pupils do not want to go back to traditional classrooms. "I would feel more locked in, here it is so open, I feel free," said nine-year-old Filippa Johansson. "vittra":vittra.se *Burkina Faso: Class climate change* Gando primary school in Burkina Faso is seeking to demonstrate the advantages of using local materials to create a learning environment. Built with compressed earth blocks, it was designed and funded entirely by architect Francis Kere, who was born in the area and now lives in Germany. "With the architecture here, I have been able to show a new way of thinking. I've used the knowledge that I've picked up in Europe, to ...

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