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Hedlunda Preschool in Umeå, Sweden by Sweco Architects

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Article source: Sweco Architects 

The project encompasses the construction of the Hedlunda Preschool where the focus in on the children’s development and fantasy. The school is one of the most northerly located internationally certified passive houses in the world. All the materials are non-toxic and nearly all are renewable and were carefully selected in consideration of how they would be perceived by the children.

Image Courtesy © Felix Gerlacht

  • Architects: Sweco Architects
  • Project: Hedlunda Preschool
  • Location: Umeå, Sweden
  • Photography: Felix Gerlacht
  • Lead Architects: Thomas Greindl, Jens Hoff and Jonas Kjellander
  • Completion Year: 2014


Boreal Primary School in Québec, Canada by CCM2 architectes + Onico Architecture

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Article source: CCM2 architectes

The new Elementary School of Boischatel was built on the old municipal baseball field, beside the soccer field, and is surrounded by a wonderful wooden area. The building regroups twelve classrooms, two kindergartens, a daycare, a library, a computer laboratory, few administrative offices and a gymnasium which was designed to be doubled, if needed. The steel structure of this two storey school was conceived to receive twelve more classrooms and an extension of the gymnasium. The school was designed to allow the access of the gymnasium (and its services) to the citizens of the municipality after the working and teaching hours. The proximity of the school within the wooden area and its creek creates an inspiring environment for the students and the staff, giving the impression of a “tree house/classroom”.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

  • Architects: CCM2 architectes + Onico Architecture
  • Project: Boreal Primary School
  • Location: Boischatel, Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Stéphane Groleau and Dave Tremblay
  • Client: Commission scolaire des Premières-Seigneuries
  • Structural / Civil: WSP Group
  • Mechanical /electrical: Genecor inc.
  • Contractor: Nova Construction
  • Budget: 5,7 M$ | CAN
  • Project area: 30 730 pi2 | 12 855 m2
  • Completion: 2014


Applying Art to Education in Montréal, Canada by Cégep Marie-Victorin

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The team brought the Early Childhood Education department’s mission to life. Children play and laugh in front of a fantasy-inspired decor where the imaginary meets the natural world. Educators are depicted in the form of large watermark silhouettes that nurture the children and help them develop. Large circles dot the corridors; a nod to the importance of movement and relationships within the department. The circles represent the close connection and communication between educator and child and between child and educator.

Image Courtesy © Emilie Summermatter

  • Architects: Cégep Marie-Victorin
  • Project: Applying Art to Education
  • Location: Cégep Marie-Victorin, Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Emilie Summermatter


Kai Tak Primary School in Hong Kong by ArchSD

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Article source: ArchSD

A school is a community: a micro-society, a mini city within a city. It is an oasis yet has a direct relationship with the city at large. Our idea is simple; the spatial concept for the Kai Tak Primary School is to bring the students and teachers together with the playground and other spaces and activities, to encourage interactions. Breaking away from the typical densely built 8-storey school building in Hong Kong with the ball court on the ground, this school adopts a low-rise 4-storey design, with the basketball court raised on the first floor, sited in the middle of the school campus, creating a focus, pulling together spaces and activities.

Muk Hung Street Elevation, Image Courtesy © ArchSD

  • Architects: ArchSD
  • Project: Kai Tak Primary School
  • Location: Muk Hung St, Kai Tak, Hong Kong


Children’s land in Umal Nasser village, The Gaza strip by ARCò -architettura e cooperazione and MCA- Mario Cucinella Architects

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Article source: ARCò -architettura e cooperazione

The idea of building the Um al Nasser children’s center “The Children’s Land” in the Gaza Strip started in 2011 as a response to a call from the local Bedouin community to the Vento di Terra NGO, asking for access to quality health and educational services for children and women of their village.

Difficult areas such as the Gaza Strip are characterized by a systematic lack of urban planning. The decision to build a school complex employing  bioclimatic architecture criteria was driven by the need to use readily available and cheap local resources.

Image Courtesy © ARCò

Image Courtesy © ARCò

  • Architects: ARCò -architettura e cooperazione and MCA- Mario Cucinella Architects
  • Project: Children’s land
  • Location: Umal Nasser village, The Gaza strip
  • Client: Vento di Terra O.N.G.
  • Donors: Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Cooperazione Italiana, CEI – Conferenza Episcopale Italiana, Comune di Milano, Comune di Sesto San, Giovanni (MI), LUSH Italia
  • Year: 2011


Absam Primary School in Austria by Schenker Salvi Weber

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Schenker Salvi Weber

All moved in! The extension of the primary school in the Tyrolean municipality of Absam was completed in September 2016. After one-and-a-half years of construction, kids are now frolicking around in the two-story kindergarten. The first sport classes are already taking place in the triple gymnasium, and sweet sounds are floating down from the new music school under the roof of the historic primary school building.

There wasn’t much space for the new building in the 7000-person community of Absam, the “village of the Olympians” in the Hall-Wattens region, just 20 minutes by car from Innsbruck. So the architects Schenker Salvi Weber – the only ones among the 20 competition participants – decided to situate the sports hall underground and, for structural reasons, build the two-story kindergarten atop in a lightweight wood frame construction.

View of schoolyard with primary school and kindergarten, Image Courtesy © Bengt Stiller

View of schoolyard with primary school and kindergarten, Image Courtesy © Bengt Stiller

  • Architects: Schenker Salvi Weber
  • Project: Absam Primary School
  • Location: Absam, Austria
  • Photography: Bengt Stiller
  • Client:
    • Municipality of Absam
    • Immobilien GesmbH & Co KG
  • Team: Bettina Doser, Sophie Gerg, Teresa de Miguel, Thomas Morgner, Hans Reumann, Barbara Roller, Tiago Santana, Michael Salvi, Andres Schenker, Verena Theil, Tina Tobisch, Katalin Tóth, Rowena Ullrich, Thomas Weber
  • Commission type: EU-wide invited competition, general planning
  • Energy efficiency: Passive house standard
  • Structural engineer: wood construction. Merz Kley Partner
  • Structural engineer: reinforced concrete / geotechnics. ZSZ Ingenieure ZT GesmbH
  • Building physics: IBO – Austrian Institute for Healthy and Ecological Building
  • Construction management and costs: Die Bauleiter
  • Building technology: Moser + Partner Ingenieurbüro


Maple Street School in Brooklyn, New York by BARKER FREEMAN design office and 4Mativ

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Article source: BARKER FREEMAN design office 

The new location for the Maple Street School Preschool in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn is housed on the second floor of The Parkline, Hudson Companies Incorporated and Marvel Architects’ new LEED-GOLD mixed-use and mixed income complex on Flatbush Avenue. The school project is a joint venture between BFDO Architects and 4|Mativ Design Studio, both based in Brooklyn. Marvel Architects served as the architect of record and collaborated with BFDO and 4|Mativ to bring the project through construction. The design brief called for a program of three open, interconnected classrooms with a shared multi purpose space and roof play space. Maple flooring, surfaces and furniture throughout provide visual unity to the space. Touches of color at details and apertures frame openings between rooms in unexpected yet playful ways.

Image Courtesy © BARKER FREEMAN design office and 4Mativ

Image Courtesy © BARKER FREEMAN design office and 4Mativ


Liceo Europa – Innovative preschool design for 21st century learners in Zaragoza, Spain by Rosan Bosch Studio

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Article source: Rosan Bosch Studio

Rosan Bosch Studio has designed a new holistic learning environment for the KG area at Liceo Europa in Zaragoza, Spain. The dynamic learning environment is designed in detail with a focus on supporting the educational institution’s applied pedagogy ‘Multiple Intelligences’, based on a unique concept design that accommodates children’s need to learn and develop based on a combination of different learning styles.

Image Courtesy © Rosan Bosch Studio

Image Courtesy © Rosan Bosch Studio

  • Architects: Rosan Bosch Studio
  • Project: Liceo Europa – Innovative preschool design for 21st century learners
  • Location: Zaragoza, Spain


Newly built double pre-school facility in Wiesendangen, Switzerland by SINGER BAENZIGER ARCHITEKTEN

Sunday, November 1st, 2015


This double pre-school or kindergarten facility and a recently completed gym serve as extensions of the school grounds to the east.

Separated from the surrounding single-family homes, the pre-school building reflects the orientation of the existing school structures. The staggered construction produces an entrance area with plenty of sunlight and a shady and well-protected outside space at the back of the building. The main entrance is covered and slightly set back.

View from other School buildings, Entrance, Image Courtesy © Christian Senti

View from other School buildings, Entrance, Image Courtesy © Christian Senti

  • Project: Newly built double pre-school facility
  • Location: Wiesendangen, Switzerland
  • Photography: Christian Senti
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: Wiesendangen School Council
  • Project management: Roman Singer, Fabian Brockhage
  • Building supervisor: a-m amreal
  • Landscape design: Alexander Schmid Landscape Architecture
  • Civil engineering: Krattiger Engineering, Dillier Engineering
  • HVAC engineering: Balzer Engineering
  • Building physics: Mühlebach Acoustics + Building Physics (more…)

Ecole Maternelle Pajol in Paris, France by Olivier Palatre architectes

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Article source: Olivier Palatre architectes

The preschool is part of the street Pajol in a neighborhood full renewal in the 18th arrondissement of Paris.
The project is a major renovation with an arrangement of indoor and outdoor spaces and the design of specific furniture.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Olivier Palatre architectes
  • Project: Ecole Maternelle Pajol
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Area: 1260 m2 SHON
  • Cost: € 1,837,434 HT
  • Project Manager: Olivier Palatre
  • Client: City of Paris -DASCO -Department of Business
  • Interior Architecture: Olivier Palatre Architects


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