Salford student chosen to design school library bus

Categories: School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

An Interior Design student has had their design chosen to turn an old school bus into a working library.

Earlier this year Interior Design students at the University of Salford were approached by Moorlands Junior School in Sale with the live brief of turning an old school bus into a working library. This was part of their Industry Practice module after the school’s previous library got flooded.

Out of around 25 students who got involved, Samuel Wood was the one who had his design chosen by the school. He will have the opportunity to work with the fit-out contractor to see his design become a reality over summer.

Samuel said: “I was thrilled to hear my design was chosen by Moorlands Junior School to be implemented for their bus library project. The design was inspired by the school’s values to achieve and grow; I wanted to represent this visually by incorporating organic forms and botanical elements that flow throughout the space. I’m excited to see one of my design’s come to life for the first time and I’m grateful to the school and university for providing this unique opportunity."

The students were given a budget of £10,000 with £3,000 being allocated to ensure that the bus is watertight. Students were required to create a design board that was presented to the school, to enable them to select a preferred design scheme.

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