Color Coded Centro de Educación Infantil Offers Students a Lesson
Spanish firm Carmen Sánchez Blanes has won a competition to design the Centro de educación infantil in Dos Hermanas, Seville.
Each classroom facade and porch is painted a different color.
This color-coding helps orient very young children to each of their classrooms.
The bold yet simple primary colors used by the architects are echoed by equally bold and simple shapes for the classrooms.
The simple porch structures also offer some shade from the sun during the hottest part of the day.
Floors are designed to be safe and sturdy, using in an elasticated rubber with a granulated and coloured finish.
The nursery school uses less than half the area of the whole site.
Ultimately, a primary school is planned for the other side of the large grounds.
Once the site is more filled, these covered porches marking off the nursery school areas will also serve to secure the “territory” of the younger children, protecting their space from more rambunctious older children.
But with such large numbers of students, especially once the primary school is built as well, the pick-up and drop-off point for parents was also designed to be roomy, for safe slow driving.