Académie des Sacrés-Coeurs_Espace des maternelles
By : Taktik design
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Interior Design
Categories : Education, Institution & Healthcare / Elementary School & Kindergarten
Categories : Special Awards / Color : Bronze Winner
Categories : Special Awards / Kids zone : Silver Winner
The Académie des Sacrés-Cœurs, located at the foot of Mont-Saint-Bruno, wished to redevelop the spaces dedicated to the kindergarten areas. The redesign is based on three challenges: improving the sections allocated to learning activities, increasing storage spaces and improving the children’s feeling of well-being and belonging to their school environment. The layout is intended to be fun, attractive, practical and innovative. More spacious, the classes facilitate different teaching configurations and all have a two-level exploration module inspired by tree houses. Easy-to-use, full-height furniture is designed to maximize storage and encourage children's autonomy through access to individual compartments. The benches allow children to have a direct view on the rich environment surrounding their school. They also serve as storage, a place to rest, and a surface for them to play and interact with each other. Small alcoves in the shape of little houses suitable for reading and writing needs have been set up along the length of the corridor to extend teaching beyond the classroom. A clear identification system is established by assigning a bright colour and distinct animal to each room. The animal thematic was chosen to represent those found in the Mont-Saint-Bruno’s wildlife.