Stunning Public Kindergarten At Neighborhood In Need In Bogota

Photos: Rodrigo Davila (unless noted).

Do you know how much of the so-called green or cool architecture is often for expensive hotels, government or office buildings? Well, in this case, it's the complete opposite.

Cleverly designed by Colombian architect Giancarlo Mazzanti in a modular way and surrounded by green, El Porvenir is a public kindergarten located in a poor area of Bogota, which will benefit the local community directly.
Image: Screen capture of video by Cristobal Palma Photography.

According to its designers, the building (spotted at Arch Daily) was built as a modular structure that can be adapted to diverse situations, a part of which is surrounded by a 'tape' that delimits those spaces oriented to kids and those aimed for adult and multiple uses.

Inside of the circular tape, the spaces are colorful and infantile, and the modules create different yards, streets and subspaces that aim to enrich the kids experiences. Outside of it, the building projects to the city to open up to parents and adults.

The classrooms boast tons of daylight and are located considering solar radiation and the local topography, and open air areas are filled with green thematic yards in which the education for each level continues.

Even if not marketed or sold as green, the building is an example of clever architecture, for a social purpose.

Image: Screen capture of video by Cristobal Palma Photography.

What's the best part of this? It's real and working, and it's not aimed at rich kids, but built in an area in need in which it will have an amazing impact to boast the morale of the neighborhood and encourage parents to take their children to school.

Kids, on the other hand, have a stimulating learning space that will have a positive effect on their upbringing. Good for Bogota.

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Tags: Architecture | Colombia | Education


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