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The Ecole Maternelle is Playful and Eco-Friendly

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jun 1, 2012 • References: evasamuel.fr and contemporist
There is something playfully charming about the Ecole Maternelle. Considering that it was designed with children in mind, that is not surprising at all. A low-lying block of a building, it features bright red accents that border each of the windows dotting its exterior. Ranging in sizes, these windows give the Ecole Maternelle an eclectic aesthetic that will encourage children's imaginations.

The Ecole Maternelle was designed by Eva Samuel Architects and Associates. Located in Paris, France, it focuses as much on eco-friendliness as it does on creativity. The first school to comply with the City of Paris’ climate plan, it boasts solar screens, natural ventilation and skylights for more natural lighting as well as a thick façade to better maintain the desired temperature within. Inside, the Ecole Maternelle has a nurtuing environment.