Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Timayui Kindergarten by el Equipo de Mazzanti
The monochrome, mosaic-clad classrooms at this preschool in Santa Marta, Colombia, are grouped into modular clusters around triangular courtyards.
Local architects el Equipo de Mazzanti designed the Timayui Kindergarten as an open-source project, hoping the format will be repeated in other communities.
The three concrete blocks that comprise each module contain bathrooms, two classrooms and a flexible open room, which surround each central courtyard like the petals of a flower.
The clusters are orientated to maximise natural ventilation and daylight, while each individual block features a tapered asymmetric roof.