Document Type : Original Research Paper


1 Architecture Department, Iran University of Science & Technology. Tehran. Iran

2 Architecture Department, Islamic Azad University (North Branch). Tehran. Iran


The main purpose of this study was to identify the effectiveness factors in the design of open space in educational centers for children and its relationship to learning. Because learning and convey the meaning is an inseparable part in every educational process, accordingly, the authors tried to introduce the theory which named (Seven Cs including: C1: character, C2: context, C3: connectivity, C4: change, C5: chance, C6: clarity, C7: challenge). The authors believe that using this method can provide a favorable environment and adaptable with the educational goals, i.e. increasing the quality of learning and efficiencies for the children. The method used in this research is directed-content-analysis which aims is a trying to develop a theory for greater efficiency. This theory results of the several year efforts by the experimental and survey method in Canada. Initially, the resources evaluated and analyzed, then extracted the significant factors in children's environment. Consequently, these factors are measured within (SevenCs) and finding showed that both of them are in one direction. Then it is providing the framework and principles for designing the educational open spaces, according to the different needs of children which can be a beneficial guide for designers. Finally, it can be said that these principles can prove the satisfaction and greater efficiency of educational concepts for children.


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