Andrew Michler

Park-side Eco Kindergarten Features a Glowing Façade

by , 10/14/10

daylight walls, environmentally appropriate design, green kitagarden, green nusery, green roof spain, Santiago Carroquino Arquitectos, solar thermal heat, spanish sustainble design, Zaragoza school

Multiple courtyards and open passages blend the interior and exterior spaces, providing a nurturing environment for the children to explore. The interior has a highly adaptable wall system that can convert rooms from single to multiple uses. The walls feature a hardened glass wainscot that keeps the rooms hygienic and easy-to-clean, thus reducing cleaning chemicals. Novel round windows have hatches which control light and sound as while directing light into the rooms.

The Architects explain that the project “shows all in a deep respect for the environment, as one of the teaching values to the children as new members of our society.” A powerful statement on the influence of sustainable building in society.

+ Santiago Carroquino Arquitectos

Via Archzine

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