French architects Palatre & Leclere successfully managed to capture a child's imagination in their redesign of the Ecole Maternelle Pajol in Paris. First, they restored the building to its original design from the 1940s, then went all "Crayola" on it.
The street side is modest; a traditional-looking building with a small splash of color. But once inside, visitors are treated to bold colors and shapes strewn across the brick wall and straight-line designs. A rainbow theme is obvious throughout the entire structure, which houses four kindergarten classrooms, a playground, a dining room, a kitchen, a library and restrooms.
The redesign of the building is part of an initiative for the renewal of the 18E district in Paris.
Palatre & Leclere Make a Coloring Book Come to Life
1. Colorful Design - Exploring the use of bold colors and shapes in architectural designs to create visually stimulating environments for children.
2. Imagination-driven Spaces - Designing spaces that capture a child's imagination through the use of themes and interactive elements.
3. Renewal Initiatives - Utilizing design and architecture to contribute to the revitalization of local communities.
1. Architecture - Architects can incorporate vibrant colors and imaginative elements into their designs to create unique and engaging spaces for various sectors, including schools and public spaces.
2. Education - Educational institutions can explore innovative design concepts that promote creativity and stimulate imagination in students.
3. Community Development - Urban planners and developers can leverage design initiatives to revitalize neighborhoods and create vibrant and engaging spaces for residents.