Kindergarten is a project taking place in the reconverted church of Saint Vincent in Beirut. This monument has been seriously damaged during the civil war. The new program consists of creating an indoor learning space as well as an outdoor play area that guarantees a balance between learning and playing

The two activities are distributed around a circular plan: the classes are situated on the periphery while the playground is in the middle, making it safe for kids to alternate between the two activities

Another outdoor area with leveled floor is created as a result of the internal slabs, linking outdoor to indoor and resulting in a continuous slab/floor/inside/outside relationship which is clear in the staired sections. The junior furniture is simple and modular allowing flexibility and interaction

Date :
December 31, 2013
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