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By Sarah Scott

ISBN-10: 0864318545

ISBN-13: 9780864318541

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21) The discipline of architecture is all about how we manage space as well as acoustics, colour, light, scale and access to the natural environment, to create environments that are stimulating, protective, comfortable and beautiful. And a sense of great space can be achieved architecturally, with soaring lofty ceilings contrasted against smaller structures, by flooding open voids with natural light and by drawing the eye up, out and beyond, into ‘borrowed’ space beyond windows or openings. Current neuroscientific thinking (outlined on p.

Education is a social activity and a children’s centre must facilitate this sociability, at both a micro level—child to child—and at a macro level, from community to community. To be a place of connections, many centres provide a central communal space that can be utilised by all and provides transparency between its various components. This can be external such as the Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, central oval (pictured overleaf, images 6 and 7) or internal. In Finland, several schools are combined on one campus but there is a central and transparent communal space that is often a dining area, gallery or library.

All the facilities are informally gathered within the large communal play space and accessed by an open structure of stairs, bridges and decks, which afford the user a view of the totality and encourage encounter. At Ashmole Preschool and Primary School in London, a simple entry alcove is created by a covered way and some masonry partitions with viewing windows and seats along the main circulation route, painted a special colour to highlight the area’s uniqueness. The Children’s School, New Canaan, NY, USA 33 ARCHITECTURE FOR CHILDREN 1 5 9 2 6 10 3 7 4 8 34 11 THE CHILDREN’S CENTRE ENVIRONMENT 12 SHARED SPACES 1 Klisterburken Nursery School, Stockholm, Sweden 2 Hosmarinpuisto School & Daycare, Espoo, Finland 3 Dining room, I Ur Och Skur Primary School, Stockholm, Sweden 4 Paulo Freire Preschool, Reggio Emilia, Italy, photograph courtesy of Tiziano Teneggi Architect, Reggio Emilia 10 Transition space, Maibara Cho Preschool, Shiga, Japan 11 Lanterns Nursery School & Children’s Centre, Winchester, UK 12 Several entry points, Soinisen Koulu Primary School, Helsinki, Finland 13 Ashmole Preschool & Primary School, London, UK 14 Entry area, Paulo Freire Preschool, Reggio Emilia, Italy 5 Ruusutorppa central space, Espoo, Finland 13 6 Manager’s desk overlooking oval, Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan 7 Rooftop, Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan 8 Kindergarten Nussackerweg, Ludwigsburg, Germany 9 Open circulation, Fawood Children’s Centre, London, UK 14 35 ARCHITECTURE FOR CHILDREN 36 THE CHILDREN’S CENTRE ENVIRONMENT Space Space is not just about storage.

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