The firm headed by Li Hu and Huang Wenjing, Open Architecture, working from offices in New York and Beijing, has designed a campus for the Qingpu Pinghe International School in Shanghai, which has students aged 4 through 18. One of the buildings, the
The materials, technology, and available resources, along with the self-built architecture of the region determined the building methods used in this kindergarten, promoted by Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and built by the local community...
The three terraced levels have a porch and a courtyard. The main elevation is a ceramic fabric reinforced with steel that makes it adaptable to three different functions: latticework, ventilated facade, and plinth with concrete panels...
A chromatic roof is the highlight in the conversion of a traditional siheyuan courtyard into a preschool center that is remarkable, too, in its openness to daylight and vegetation. The principal strategy of the project involved wrapping the preexisti
Designed to take in 750 children in the heart of Copenhagen, the school is envisioned as a city in itself, with its own neighborhoods, squares, parks, houses, and public buildings. Involving a combination of types and solutions, diverse and fun, the
This new school complex is located in a low-density neighborhood on the outskirts of a small town by the Tagus River. The shape of the volume is determined by two essential factors: the functional requirements of the program and the anonymous urban c
The Germina Foundation is a non-profit institution dedicated to integration and complementary learning experiences for children at risk of social exclusion. Since its creation in the year 2004, the institution has grown and extended its activity, and
The firm Emac -- acronym for Mediterranean space for contemporary architecture and headed by Miguel Martínez Castillejo and Pau Batalla Soriano -- in ad hoc union with the architecture and engineering company Octógono Castellón has won the competitio
Two wings of classrooms plus a central volume with common functions and the sports hall together form an open courtyard to the south. The main entrance at the corner opens up to an atrium that offers visual connections with the whole center...
The New York practice of architect Toshiko Mori was commissioned by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and the non-profit organization American Friends of Le Korsa (AFLK) to give the remote Senegalese town of Fass a school that can serve 300 childr
A work of the practice of the American Frank Barkow and the German Regine Leibinger, with offices in Berlin and New York, this daycare for children of employees of the machine-tool and medical-equipment manufacturer Trumpf is located within the firm’
The Barcelona architect Albert Faus has in the village of Youlou, on 5 hectares of 8 available, built two schools (primary and secondary) and a number of auxiliary modules (canteen, staff changing room, water tank, etc.). The main constructions have
Commissioned by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and the non-profit organization American Friends of Le Korsa (AFLK), the New York-based architect Toshiko Mori has raised a school for children aged 5 to 10 in the remote Senegalese town of Fass. A
Along with museums, opera houses, and national assemblies, a specifically modern type of architecture that developed in the course of the 19th century was the center for teaching and learning. First were the universities, which were updated to serve
Directed by Miguel Martínez and Pau Batalla, the firm Emac – an acronym for Mediterranean space for contemporary architecture – carried the day in the ideas competition for a preschool and primary school situated in La Pobla Llarga, a municipality in
Among Spain’s young practices right now, Barozzi Veiga is one of those most present in the international spotlight, and it has just wrapped up a music school in Brunico, a town in Italy’s South Tyrol region. Respect for the urban fabric, with its con
Based in Palma de Mallorca, the young studio TEd’A arquitectes – headed by Jaume Mayol and Irene Pérez, recent recipient of the FAD Award for Interiors – has finished a school in the small Swiss locality of Orsonnens, fifty kilometers from Bern. The
The architectures of childhood bring us back to the childhood of architecture. If building for children, spaces are shaped with an essential vocabulary of materials, forms and colors; if the works go up in precarious environments, the discipline of e
Despite their deceptively modest appearance, kindergartens and schools can become true laboratories and catalysts of community life even in the most precarious contexts.
Escuela Burntwood Awarded yearly by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to a work built by a British architect or studio within the European Union, the Stirling Prize is presented to “the architects of the building that has made the grea
En Jiading, un suburbio situado al norte de Shanghái, el estudio local Atelier Deshaus —liderado por Liu Yichun y Chen Yifeng— ha construido la primera de las quince escuelas infantiles que la Administración ha encargado para dar respuesta al crecimi
Inspirado en la dualidad existente entre el mundo de los adultos y el de los niños que describe la célebre novela de Lewis Carroll, el proyecto para una escuela infantil en Alcorcón (ver AV Monografías 147-148), diseñado por los madrileños María Jos