Gallery: A Giant Yellow Giraffe Livens Up the Net Zero Giraffe Childcar...

As you're driving through the suburbs of Paris, you turn a corner and suddenly see a giant yellow giraffe ahead of you. After checking your coffee to see what extra goodies your barista put in it, it might occur to you that wild animals don't belong in Boulogne-Billancourt. But it will also make your day - and that's the idea behind Hondelatte Laporte Architectes' Giraffe Childcare Center. Both a childcare center and a nursery with animal sculptures that liven the place up, the curious building adjacent to Jean Nouvel's Horizons Tower was recently awarded the green Zéro Energie Effinergie label.

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