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Giraffe Childcare Centre in Paris

This gigantic yellow giraffe puting out its heads out from the roof of this nursery and childcare centre in Paris has been designed by French studio Hondelatte Laporte Architectes.  The idea was to animate the urban landscape by using a child’s imagination. As well as the giraffe, the playgrounds feature a white bear and a parade of huge ladybirds, all constructed from concrete.

Preschool building design

When most of today’s adults were children playgrounds were asphalt areas with basic motor play equipment of doubtful security and kindergartens were considered fair enough as long as they possessed enough room to accommodate the basic pre-school age activities like sleep, play, and dining. However, it has been clear for quite some time now design could be a part of a child’s education and a …