The childcare centre that looks like a toy box


If adults find life akin to a box of chocolates, perhaps childhood is a bit like a toy box. Colourful, interesting, intriguing and above all, fun. A lot like this incredibly unique French childcare centre.


La Maison de la Petite Enfance is located in Lodève, France, and was created to give children a warm welcome when spending time in care.


Designed by A+Architecture, the primary colours and familiar shapes used in shape sorters and toys box appear everywhere – from the exterior, to the ceilings, windows and even the doorways.



It envelopes a beautiful atrium, and a small amphitheatre, with activity rooms strewn throughout the building.


It creates an interesting environment for children to learn and play, while balanced with a calm serene feel, thanks to great swathes of stark white. The architects aimed to create a building that is like home and family friendly – and it certainly meets the brief.


So what do you think, Babyologists? Do you love it? How does it compare to the childcare centre that your children attend?

(via Archi Design Hub)


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