'Parque Kindergarten', a new school building in Cascais, Portugal, features modern designs that reflect the youth of the students. Built on a uniquely shaped property, the kindergarten building takes the shape of honeycombs, reflecting the developmental period of the students who learn and play there.
Aside from that metaphorical inspiration, the honeycomb design also has a more practical backing. Kids need to expend energy in school as much as they need to gather information, and the tessellation of the buildings on the property creates a zigzagging pathway through which kids can more creatively explore when compared to a straight alley.
Parque Kindergarten's most striking aspect might not be the buildings' shapes, however. The volumes are all created out of stark, whitewashed bricks, making it an intensely modern figuration.
Image Credit: Fernando Guerra | FG + SG