The childcare centre that looks like a toy box

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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