– “The facades of the Marc Chagall School smile” says a girl to describe this school in Tel Aviv, where Paritzki & Liani reproduced on aluminum panels some images of Chagall’s Over the Town which change like a hologram.
– In Clermont-Ferrand, France, du Besset–Lyon converted a 1930’s sanatorium into a School of Architecture, restating the ideal relationship between the building and the surrounding nature.
– Designed by Matali Crasset this rural school in Trébédan, France, partly a renovation of the existing buildings and partly new, is conceived as an activity platform.
– Young architect collective Saga built a temporary crèche in an informal settlement in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, using the construction site as a stage to experience cultural blending, choosing mostly recycled materials, free or low cost, and establishing efficient building techniques.
– Moriyuki Ochiai Architects designed in Tokyo a kindergarten inspired by nature, with mirror lakes and wooden mountains, to stimulate children’s imagination.
– Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, realized by a multinational team with a group of students at the University of Washington, is conceived with environmental strategies to foster autonomy and self-sufficiency and allow the school to perform under difficult circumstances.
– Following the completion of the Gammel Hellerup High School multi-purpose hall designed by BIG, a new 1400 sqm building for cultural activities has been inaugurated on May 11th.
– The spotless spaces and the net geometries conceived by Pierre-Alain Dupraz for this Kindergarten and crèche in Switzerland are offset by large openings on the surrounding greenery.
– SUGAWARADAISUKE designed a kindergarten in Saitama, Japan, based on the idea of garden developed seamlessly on the site, to allow children of different age and body capabilities to coexist, interact, or be separated.
– Allford Hall Monaghan Morris won the RIBA Stirling Prize with a very sculptural building developed closely with an artist to use large, colourful murals throughout the buildings – cleverly combining signposting with modern art.
– A delicate and discreet building clad in a fine lacework facade – completed by Avenier Cornejo in Paris’ 20th arrondissement – provide a reassuring atmosphere where children can grow and prosper.