Hello everyone! Chloé from Plenty of Colour here again. I love when light and colour are combined in architecture, don’t you? Changing weather, seasons and settings mean light dances across buildings in ever-changing and dynamic ways. Spanish architect Alejandro Muñoz Miranda designed this kindergarten in Granada, Spain around a central courtyard or playground that serves as the heart of the centre. With a striking and modern white exterior, the school features frameless rainbow windows in communal spaces like hallways while leaving the glass in classrooms colourless. The result is corridors full of dazzling, multi-coloured light that is constantly changing as the sun moves during the school day.

Alejandro’s design really feels like an interpretation of a child’s paint palette that seamlessly marries modern architecture with childlike wonder. If I went to this kindergarten, I would be counting the minutes until break time so I could pick a patch of coloured light to explore for the day…

– Chloé.


[Photographs by Fernando Alda via Dezeen.]

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6 Responses

  1. Scej

    Are you serious? Do the designers have kids of kindergarten age? I predict not. Apart from a lovely use of coloured in the windows, where is the imagination? Take away the coloured glass and what is left? Where are the “secret” nooks and interesting crannies, the ramps & bridges that take the child’s play into another rehlm? Long planar corridors, no relief from an excess of single surface, no texture and not much playful use of space or form for fun. Let Gaudi design a kindergarten for a lesson on imaginitive spaces. This is more like a commercial foyer than a kindegarten. Sorry guys back to the drawing board.

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