Welcome to ARKUOS, the new creative hub for innovative learning experiences in Langreo, Spain.
The creative hub is developed to enhance the educational possibilities in the region of Nalón and offer 21st century activities to prepare users for unknown future challenges.
Three imginative worlds offer dynamic and sensory educational contexts, where body and mind are activated through differentiated activities and design solutions. ARKUOS invites users, through its inclusive design, to explore learning experiences and explore the spaces, to discover new ways of learning through experimentation and interaction across age groups.
The welcoming, warm and homely atmosphere at ARKUOS is a landscape of connected learning journeys with the rhythm of the Spanish culture and nature integrated in the design. The spaces are not only destined for a specific activity, but flexible and dynamic, which enable the spaces to become a tool that contributes to generating a learning environment that motivate self-direction and creativity. Mentors guide the 7-23 year old users in learning experiences initiated by the users themselves.
The hub is based on an innovative approach to pedagogy where the learner is at the center of the learning journey and the design. The open spaces generate a flow between the interior and activities, and allows unintended inspiration and interaction. It is a place where children, adolescents and young people play to learn and learn to play based on their innate curiosity - elements that are part of the integral human development and motivation for learning.
ARKUOS is a 1,250 sqm creative space developed in 2021 for the community in Nalón Valley. The project is supported by the Cruz de Los Ángeles Foundation and created in close collaboration with a team of local experts on engineering, entrepreneurship, tech, cuisine and much more.