We have an K-6 school project which is mostly views-compliant. One issue we are having in getting above 90% views requirement is the coat area at the rear of the classroom.

The students enter the classroom from the rear (facing the windows) and immediately adjacent to the door is a 1300 mm high coat rack. This area is obviously not a teaching space, and students are not expected to spend any time there when not hanging up coats.

Does anyone have experience in sub-dividing a space such as this, where the views requirement for the occupied space is more than met, but the overall 'access to views area' is decreased by an unoccupied portion of the room?

Thanks for your input!