What do children need out of a space that they can potentially spend a vast amount of time in? How can we best promote and encourage their need for creativity and provide them with a safe place to express their energy?
A kindergarten that is well designed is inclusive of the community, connects indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly and includes plenty of greenery and natural light.
The most successful designs are those that welcome interaction with the environment, that encourage children’s energy and imagination while also ensuring that the building responds to important physical conditions such as temperature, acoustics and adequate space.
Below, we feature ten kindergartens that we think meet all these criteria, while at the same time remaining a fun, interesting and playful space.