A Kindergarten in Jiading by Atelier Deshaus

A Kindergarten in Jiading by Atelier Deshaus

A Kindergarten in Jiading by Atelier Deshaus

A Kindergarten in Jiading by Atelier Deshaus

This stunning kindergarten finished construction last year in a suburb just north of Shanghai. Designed by Atelier Deshaus, the exterior of the project is dominated by a punctured and screened facade that runs along the south face of the building. The interior of the fifteen-classroom school is organized around an atrium with ramping yellow walkways. The school is colorful in a way that is sophisticated rather than hokey, and the project descriptions says the design achieves a “balance of passion and reason.” The sophisticated palette may be unappreciated and abstract building gestures might be lost on the young scholars, and on me; but the school looks more exciting an inviting than any I’ve seen in a long time.

Found through ArchDaily

Alex Dent

February 6, 2012 / By

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