Timayui Kindergarten / Giancarlo Mazzanti

Timayui Kindergarten / Giancarlo Mazzanti

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Santa Marta, Colombia
  • Architects: Giancarlo Mazzanti
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Jorge Gamboa

Text description provided by the architects. Starting from the special understanding of Malaguzzi Loris pedagogical philosophy, was born the idea of creating an element that suggests 3 interrelated centralities, and which cause a range of situations and experiences among children, teachers and family.

Site Plan

Moreover, in pragmatic terms there is a need to generate progressive growth for future linkage more children to the Center, is thought to employ a modular system (based on the 3 centers) which can be added modules depending on the needs and expansion possibilities in terms of available area.

Timayui Kindergarten / Giancarlo Mazzanti - Windows
© Jorge Gamboa

Following the morphology of the site, a chain system is created, based on a module type that holds the architectural program requirements and spatially follows the education center. Therefore creating meeting places for the free entertainment that involves learning.


The module type is characterized as a flexible and neutral space that allows the development of multiple activities within it. It relates with the nearest external surroundings allowing a close relationship among all children and teachers.

Timayui Kindergarten / Giancarlo Mazzanti - Facade, Windows
© Jorge Gamboa

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Address:Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

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Cite: "Timayui Kindergarten / Giancarlo Mazzanti" 25 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/201977/timayui-kindergarten-giancarlo-mazzanti> ISSN 0719-8884

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