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76 Creative Classroom Design Ideas

From Visionary Floating Schools to Wavy Student Lounges

— September 2, 2014 — Art & Design
These creative classroom design structures may be less formal, but they are incredibly flexible when it comes to supporting a range of learning activities. These school designs range from ones for students in kindergarten to university-level students, however, no matter what age group the design is for, there is a need for many of the designs to be as multipurpose as possible.

For the younger kids, some of the most interesting designs are those that are vibrant and colorful, filled with eye-popping colors that are bound to keep students alert. For all ages, there are plenty of instances where nature has been integrated into learning spaces, whether it's from a material choice or an actual tree that has been brought into the classroom for the chance for students to really get their hands on nature.
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Sea Urchin Schoolhouses
Sea Urchin Schoolhouses
The SPACEPLATES Greenhouse by N55 and Anne Romme is Geometric
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City-Connected Music Schools
City-Connected Music Schools
The Wiener Musikhaus Brings the People and Students Together
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Copper-Concentrated Schools
Copper-Concentrated Schools
LCR Architects Builds a Structure That Changes Over Time
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Trailblazing Green Buildings
Trailblazing Green Buildings
This Tel Aviv University Building is the Greenest in the Middle East
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Horizontal Band School Facades
Horizontal Band School Facades
Babled Nouvet Reynaud Completes Addition to School in France
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71
Seamlessly Extended Schools
Seamlessly Extended Schools
The Steiner School by 'LocalArchitecture' Has a Natural Look
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All-Bamboo Education Centers
All-Bamboo Education Centers
El Guadual in Columbia will Provide Schooling for Those in Need
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Shack-Inspired Schools
Shack-Inspired Schools
The Study Centre by StudioTacloban is Nature-Infused
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68
Paper-Made Schools
Paper-Made Schools
Shigaru Ban Helps Those in Need by Replacing the Miao Miao School in China
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Spacious Hexagonal Nurseries
Spacious Hexagonal Nurseries
Soichi Yamasaki Creates a Nursery Design With Unconventional Shapes
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Playful Pre-School Interiors
Playful Pre-School Interiors
Ineke Hans Creates an Imaginative Primary School Interior
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Red-Accented Schools
Red-Accented Schools
The Ecole Maternelle is Playful and Eco-Friendly
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Power-Producing Classrooms
Power-Producing Classrooms
Green Apple Classrooms are Designed to Save California Schools Money
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Solar Plant-Powered Schools
Solar Plant-Powered Schools
The Facility for Ecology Education Practices its Teachings
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Visionary Floating Schools
Visionary Floating Schools
Kunle Adeyemi is Building Floating School in a Water-Logged Slum
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Cheerfully Color-blocked Schools
Cheerfully Color-blocked Schools
This School Building is a Vibrant Educational Space
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60
Elementary-School Abodes
Elementary-School Abodes
The Level Architects House with Slide is Exactly What it Sounds Like
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59
Castle-Inspired Schools
Castle-Inspired Schools
Prachasongkroa Kindergarden Incorporates a Fantastical Architectural Tower
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58
Slender Wooden Schools
Slender Wooden Schools
These Swiss School's Design Features Slender Wooden Battens
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Playfully Whimsical Classrooms
Playfully Whimsical Classrooms
This Modern Kindergarten Design is Airy and Vibrant
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See-Through Student Laboratories
See-Through Student Laboratories
OMA's École Centrale Engineering School is Award-Winning
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Sci-FI Kindergarten Structures
Sci-FI Kindergarten Structures
Studio Lacaja Arquitectos' Leroteca Design is a Cultural Kids Space
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Crisis Preparation Schools
Crisis Preparation Schools
Northern S.T.A.R.S Safety Village Teaches Children Emergency Strategies
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Reflective Nature-Mimicking Structures
Reflective Nature-Mimicking Structures
This Norwegian School is a Natural Canvas for Nature
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Sustainability-Promoting Schools
Sustainability-Promoting Schools
Vo Trong Nghia Architects Complete the Farming Kindergarten
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Cavernous School Hideouts
Cavernous School Hideouts
The UTAA Rest Hole is a Social Study Space in a Campus Parking Lot
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50
Stylish School Architecture
Stylish School Architecture
Hakli Architects Creates the Omenapuisto Daycare Center
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Technicolor High Schools
Technicolor High Schools
Fitzroy High School in Melbourne is Too Cool for School
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Checkerboard School Structures
Checkerboard School Structures
VTN Architects' New Design Naturally Beats the Hanoi Heat
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Sustainable School Structures
Sustainable School Structures
GPP Architects' UCN IMAGO is an Eco-Conscious Education Center
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Sleek Eco-Friendly Schools
Sleek Eco-Friendly Schools
Welsh College Has an LEED Gold Certified Campus
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45
Palace-Inspired School Buildings
Palace-Inspired School Buildings
This School by Studio 44 Fuses Palaces with Schools
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44
Zero Energy Schools
Zero Energy Schools
NYC's School Construction Authority Unveils a Carbon Neutral Design
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See-Through Schools
See-Through Schools
The New School University Design is Clearly Amazing
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42
Shipping Container Classrooms
Shipping Container Classrooms
The Waldorf School of Orange County Gives New Meaning to Portables
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Inflatable Classrooms
Inflatable Classrooms
'Blow Up Your School' is an Eco-Friendly Temporary Classroom
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Summit-Structured Schools
Summit-Structured Schools
Feld72 'Kindergarten Terenten' Natural Learning Environment
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Designer Playschools
Designer Playschools
The Matali Crasset Maison Des Petits Inspires Young Artists
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Rain Harvesting Architecture
Rain Harvesting Architecture
Waterbank by PITCHAfrica is an Eco-Friendly Development
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Colorful Kinder Schools
Colorful Kinder Schools
Palatre & Leclere Make a Coloring Book Come to Life
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Chromatic Geometric Interiors
Chromatic Geometric Interiors
The St. Mary's School is Inspired by a Blooming Tree Theme
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Vibrantly Jolting Schools
Vibrantly Jolting Schools
The Julio Barreno Azahar School Literally Steals the Limelight
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Color-Lit School Interiors
Color-Lit School Interiors
Taylor_Smyth Architects Revamps West Preparatory Junior Public School
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Distorted Geometric Buildings
Distorted Geometric Buildings
Lil/Euralille Youth Centre by JDS Architects is an Urban Catalyst
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Warm Wooden Schools
Warm Wooden Schools
The Fagerborg Kindergarten by RRA is Outfitted in a Timber Embrace
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Pop Art Beauty Schools
Pop Art Beauty Schools
Garry Cohn Designs Peter Mark College for Hair Styling
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Modular Interior Playgrounds
Modular Interior Playgrounds
The Sjotorget Kindergarten by Rotstein Arkitekter Drives Creativity
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Stacked Jungle Gym Schools
Stacked Jungle Gym Schools
The Columbia University Medical Centre is a Complex Glass Labyrinth
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Lounge-Worthy Libraries
Lounge-Worthy Libraries
This Library was Designed by BC Architects for a School for Deaf Children
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Educational Ramps
Educational Ramps
The Dragen Children's House Builds Motor and Sensory Skills
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Eco Pod Nurseries
Eco Pod Nurseries
Discovery Day Care Center Helps Kids Get Their Thumbs Green at an Early Age
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25
Wavy Cafeteria Facades
Wavy Cafeteria Facades
The Mensa Leonberg is a Shared Canteen Between Two Schools
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Curvy Aluminum Schools
Curvy Aluminum Schools
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Create the 'Lycée Georges Frêche'
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Sustainable Learning Centers
Sustainable Learning Centers
The Le Bourget School is Eco-Friendly and Dynamic in Design
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Agriculture-Inspired Schools
Agriculture-Inspired Schools
The Kfar Shemaryahu Educational Centre is Creative and Colorful
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Greenhouse Schoolhouses
Greenhouse Schoolhouses
The Branson School Student Commons is a Breath of Fresh Air
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Reflective Rainbow Buildings
Reflective Rainbow Buildings
L'Ecole Professionelle in Viege by Bonnard Woeffray Architectes
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Cheerful Contemporary Schools
Cheerful Contemporary Schools
The Spring Learning Center by Joey Ho Design is Minimalist & Playful
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Playhouse-Styled Schools
Playhouse-Styled Schools
Block X is an Unusual Learning Institution
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Feline-Inspired Buildings
Feline-Inspired Buildings
The 'Wolfartsweier' Kindergarten Offers Distinct Animal Architecture
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Lattice-Skinned Schools
Lattice-Skinned Schools
Dress Code by Complex City Explores Creative Structural Cladding
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Shuttertastic Schools
Shuttertastic Schools
The Langley Academy is a Sustainable Educational Facility
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Hipster Chic Playschools
Hipster Chic Playschools
The Israeli Designer Kindergarten Makes Me Want to Go Back to School
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Wavy Student Lounges
Wavy Student Lounges
The Svet Vmes Architects Firm Designed This Modern Student Lounge
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Mobile Schools in Semi Trucks
Mobile Schools in Semi Trucks
The Classroom of the Future
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Minimalist Nursery Schools
Minimalist Nursery Schools
Children Learn and Play in a Design by C+S Associati
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All Glass Classrooms
All Glass Classrooms
Students of Kanagawa Institute of Technology Have a Nice View of Everything
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Creative School Designs
Creative School Designs
Colorful Educational Environments to Nurture Developing Minds
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Building Block Architecture
Building Block Architecture
GGF Architects' Wahroonga Preparatory School Looks Made With LEGO
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Vibrant Sensory Classrooms
Vibrant Sensory Classrooms
This Polish Kindergarten Classroom Design Focuses on Color & the Senses
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Psychedelic Kiddie Schools
Psychedelic Kiddie Schools
The 'Els Colors Kindergarten' in Spain Juxtaposes Cool Colors
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21st Century Eco Schools
21st Century Eco Schools
The Edison High School Academic Building by Darden Architects is Modern
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Classroom-Free Academies
Classroom-Free Academies
The Vittra School Does Away with Traditional Educational Architecture
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Candy-Colored Schools
Candy-Colored Schools
The Chalmers Campus Lindholmen Makes Learning Fun
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Upcycled School Bus Homes
Upcycled School Bus Homes
Student Architect Hank Butitta Makes a School Bus Home
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Nature-Integrated School Designs
Nature-Integrated School Designs
This German Kids School Design Has Trees and Textured Salt Walls
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