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45 Spectacular School Structures

From Visionary Floating Schools to All-Glass Classrooms

— November 9, 2013 — Social Good
While schools are often visually mundane, these spectacular school structures are showcasing how modern architects are turning these average educational buildings into wonderful works of art.

Education is a very important aspect of children's lives, and while youths and teenagers might despise the concept of having to go to school every single day, educational centres nonetheless offer individuals the chance to learn and digest as much information as they can. And while most schools and learning centres look like ordinary buildings, these spectacular school structures are featuring much more abstract and architectural designs, turning ordinary educational buildings into whimsically mesmerizing sights.

From psychedelic kiddie schools to inflatable classrooms and sustainable structures, these creative school designs are serving to change the way people ordinarily perceive educational buildings.
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Shack-Inspired Schools
Shack-Inspired Schools
The Study Centre by StudioTacloban is Nature-Infused
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Electric-Hued Education Centers
Electric-Hued Education Centers
The L’École Polyvale Claude Bernard Makes Learning Fun
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Power-Producing Classrooms
Power-Producing Classrooms
Green Apple Classrooms are Designed to Save California Schools Money
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Red-Accented Schools
Red-Accented Schools
The Ecole Maternelle is Playful and Eco-Friendly
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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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Crisis Preparation Schools
Crisis Preparation Schools
Northern S.T.A.R.S Safety Village Teaches Children Emergency Strategies
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Technicolor High Schools
Technicolor High Schools
Fitzroy High School in Melbourne is Too Cool for School
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Futuristic Student Libraries
Futuristic Student Libraries
Zaha Hadid's Student Library is a State-of-the-Art Learning Center
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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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Zero Energy Schools
Zero Energy Schools
NYC's School Construction Authority Unveils a Carbon Neutral Design
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Shipping Container Classrooms
Shipping Container Classrooms
The Waldorf School of Orange County Gives New Meaning to Portables
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See-Through Schools
See-Through Schools
The New School University Design is Clearly Amazing
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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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Colorful Kinder Schools
Colorful Kinder Schools
Palatre & Leclere Make a Coloring Book Come to Life
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Vibrantly Jolting Schools
Vibrantly Jolting Schools
The Julio Barreno Azahar School Literally Steals the Limelight
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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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Stacked Jungle Gym Schools
Stacked Jungle Gym Schools
The Columbia University Medical Centre is a Complex Glass Labyrinth
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Concrete Partitioned Preschools
Concrete Partitioned Preschools
The Contemporary Pio Baroja Nursery by Rstudio
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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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Greenhouse Schoolhouses
Greenhouse Schoolhouses
The Branson School Student Commons is a Breath of Fresh Air
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Abstract Educational Buildings
Abstract Educational Buildings
The Nuno Montenegro School of Technology is Top of the Class
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Futuristic Education Facilities
Futuristic Education Facilities
Kristin Jarmund Architects Create a Modern High School
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Green Education Centers
Green Education Centers
This Rwandan School by Dominikus Stark Architekten Uses Local Materials
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Lawn-Covered Schools
Lawn-Covered Schools
Fine Arts School by Row Studio Has a Grass Roof You Can Lounge on
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Playhouse-Styled Schools
Playhouse-Styled Schools
Block X is an Unusual Learning Institution
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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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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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Tree Pod Classrooms
Tree Pod Classrooms
The Elleray Preparatory School Treehouse School Stands on Stilts
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Stacked School Structures
Stacked School Structures
The Basque Culinary Center is Simple Outside and Spicy Inside
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Creative School Designs
Creative School Designs
Colorful Educational Environments to Nurture Developing Minds
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Academic Architecture
Academic Architecture
The Marvelous New Cooper Union Building in New York City
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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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Psychedelic Kiddie Schools
Psychedelic Kiddie Schools
The 'Els Colors Kindergarten' in Spain Juxtaposes Cool Colors
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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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Grasscape Schoolhouses
Grasscape Schoolhouses
OFF Architecture's Eco-Friendly Jean Moulin Hides in the Hills
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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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