el petite comte kindergarten
The new municipal school, built to free up the old site in the town, is 1000 square meters. From the exterior, the almost rectangular building appears simple. Vertical tubes of different diameters create a perimeter using a rainbow of colours, which some have likened to giant coloured pencils surrounding the building. Some of the tubes rotate and invite the children to play. Floor to ceiling glass is used to enclose much of the building, so that natural light full of colour filters in. The one-story school has a play area around which are the classrooms, sleeping areas and a multipurpose room. A light well provides natural light for the administrative offices and the kitchen, with its service area. With this arrangement, there are no corridors, dark corners or residual spaces; every room overlooks the outside, but is protected and secure, thanks to the coloured tubes.