For learning using the Montessori system.
The main problem faced by the architects of the two studios and EPArquitectos Estudio Macias Peredo — the design of the building Montessori schools in Mazatlán, Mexico — hot, humid climate and high salt content. In addition, construction had to meet special requirements in a learning environment put forward by the Montessori method.
Montessori differs from conventional models of education, so the classes of such a school should be a dynamic space where children can experiment and awaken your senses. Form class needs to encourage curiosity and activity, therefore, desirable space must be centrifugal, not linear. That is why the architects built a real children’s village of nineteen hexagonal volumes grouped around several patios. Each class is considered as a living cell, merged with others like her in the whole body.
A covered walkway connecting the private volumes serves the purpose of thermal insulation and creates a half-open premises for gaming activity.
Different sizes and unique triangular openings not only reflect unconventional approach to the idea of a window, encouraging creative thinking of young users of the space, but also take into account the different age children from one month to twelve years.
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