Seven hundred sheets of plywood were modelled to meet the school’s specific needs for materials that were cost-effective, solid and easy to clean. This option proved less costly and more suitable than the furniture available on the market. Every aspect of the furniture was carefully considered to strengthen the project concept. Storage units in classrooms and coatrooms were tailored for the size of the students, allowing for easy access.
Special signage and a colour chart were developed to express the brand image, promoting a sense of belonging among students and facilitate orientation, even for the elementary school’s youngest students. A single colour is assigned per group and is clearly visible from the hallways. Meanwhile, the school logo was redesigned, indicating the students’ grade cycles and classroom floors.
Sainte-Anne Academy, Montreal, Canada
Program: interior design and renovation of an elementary school
Architect: Taktik Design