The learning space analysis leads the way

In a rapidly changing world where many different individuals with many different needs have to be given equal opportunities for optimised learning, there are ever-increasing demands on the school’s physical spaces. How do you design value-creating learning spaces where students can thrive and find focus, and where school staff are given the conditions to carry out their work in the best way possible?

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Our long experience of learning space strategy has shown us that solid pre-work creates success. The key is to map your unique needs and work patterns. This gives you the conditions to achieve the best and most sustainable solution. Well-considered, well-planned learning spaces that meet the needs of both students and school staff promote everything from focus and learning to security and well-being. In other words, a good and sustainable investment. Let Kinnarps help you create the best learning environment and workplace!



Define the end result

The Next Education® needs analysis lays the foundation for how your learning spaces should be designed to support students and school staff the best way possible.



From idea to action

We help you translate the needs analysis results into a design concept, layout and tangible drawing. We go through ergonomics, functions and sustainability.



Introducing the potential

Through our own efficient logistics and delivery system, we deliver and install your interior completely according to drawing. We help you introduce and implement environments, furniture, ergonomics and working methods so that everyone understands the potential.



Knowing is better than guessing

Based on your needs analysis, you can then continuously follow up on how your learning spaces are working and identify whether your needs have changed.

Next Education® learning space analysis

Our Next Education® learning space analysis helps you gather valuable knowledge and data before designing your learning spaces. With specially developed tools, our experienced learning space strategists guide your management and decision-makers in working on the vision, goals and framework for the project. Through workshops, lectures and a web survey, they then help you map needs and work patterns and involve school staff and students in a well thought-out way. We focus on thinking ahead and inspire you to open up to new ideas about how your school can be optimised and used to best support your daily activities. The efforts you need to put in are time, planning, management-led change and staff/student engagement. The analysis provides you with facts, a solid knowledge base and a qualitative basis for how your learning spaces can be designed to best meet your needs.

This is what you get with Next Education®

Situation analysis

• Rating of how well your existing spaces support students and staff based on:

   - Security and focus
   - Collaboration
   - Well-being
   - Acoustics, light and air
   - Working methods and learning situations

Help with the
change journey

• Management perspective

• Staff and student perspective

• Involvement and onboarding

• Recommendations on the physical space linked to various activities

Space planning

• Types of spaces

• Number of spaces

• What each space contains

• m² per space and total area

Key analysis activities

& goals



  1. 1. Start-up meeting
  2. 2. Lecture Learning spaces for security and focus
  3. 3. Workshop vision, goals & strategy
  4. 4. Framework
  5. 5. Project and time plan
  6. 6. Budget

& involvement


Staff/reference group

  1. 1. Lecture Learning spaces for security and focus
  2. 2. Information and involvement
  3. 3. Mapping of working methods and needs
  4. 4. Workshops
  5. 5. Interviews
  6. 6. Studies of inspiring environments
  7. 7. Web survey

& recommendations



  1. 1. Review of results report
  2. 2. Decision on the way forward
  3. 3. Recommendations on the physical space linked to various activities
  4. 4. Space planning
  5. 5. Layout recommendations
  6. 6. Qualitative basis for drawing and interior design selections

Questions to consider when designing school spaces

• Does the learning space support security and focus on learning?

• Does the learning space encourage collaboration?

• Does our environment promote health and well-being of students and school staff?

• How do we perceive the acoustics, light and air?

• Is the school designed for our way of working and different learning situations?