Maple Avenue College, positioned within the quickly altering neighborhood of Prospect Lefferts Gardens, in Brooklyn, New York, was trying to develop right into a second location and located a becoming website in a brand new mixed-use improvement. BFDO and four|MATIV collaborated to offer the cooperative faculty with a design program that will match their spatial and curricular wants.
The preschool sees itself as an extension of residence, the place every baby is nurtured in a heat and caring environment, and the place curiosity and play are central to studying. These ideas formed the design course of and its consequence, because the designers seemed for extremely practical options to satisfy their wants.
The structure is comprised of 4 interconnected areas: a multipurpose room and three school rooms. A central and semi-open kitchen is positioned within the multipurpose room to advertise wholesome consuming habits.
The lecture rooms are linked by way of giant pairs of pocket doorways with playful openings, permitting interplay between school rooms and amongst youngsters and workers.
A heat and lightweight palette of maple wooden and white partitions runs all through all areas. The simplicity permits surfaces to behave as backdrops for all of the hands-on art work that youngsters create. An out of doors recreation space on the constructing’s rooftop carries a colourful rubber tile sample with a big pixelated graphic of islands. Pictures and data courtesy of BFDO and four|MATIV.