Lidija Grozdanic

Lightweight Laureus Learning Pavilion is an Eco-Friendly Children's Playground in India

by , 12/12/13



Architecture Brio, Laureus Learning Pavilion, Karjat architecture, pavilion design, India pavilions, Indian architects, learning pavilions, design for kids, Mumbai architects, natural ventilation, lightweight buildings, canopy design, eco-friendly playgrounds, Magic Bus Centre India

The structure features a lightweight canopy which provides shade and creates a comfortable environment for kids to play in. The pavilion is open from all sides and its airy, double height space acts as an activity zone- kids use it to invent games, watch soccer matches, build rafts and more. The two deck areas are connected with a custom made rope bridge which transforms the pavilion into a natural extension of the existing building of the Magic Bus Centre.

The low-cost pavilion was constructed with a minimum amount of materials—most of it used for creating an optimal amount of cover for Karjat’s tropical climate, which is marked by significant rainfall and a short dry season. Thanks to its openness, the structure boasts natural ventilation, with a breeze flowing from the river and cooling the covered spaces. The pavilion fits perfectly with the hilled topography of the site, and with access to the river and a combination of natural materials, it creates an environmentally friendly playground that aims to both entertain and educate the youth.

+ Architecture BRIO

+ Magic Bus Centre for Experiential Learning

Images by Ariel Huber, Rob Thomas, and Architecture BRIO

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