Functional Relationships illustrate desirable functional connections between school facilities to promote efficient space planning and circulation. A hierarchy of mandatory, direct or adjacent relationships are typically indicated. School facilities should be arranged to accommodate the organisational structure employed by the school as this has a strong impact on movement patterns. The organisational model of the school is influenced by pedagogy, activity programming, school administration, teacher resources, student numbers and grouping.
This tool should be used alongside Design Frameworks to inform a site specific design response.