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  5. Giancarlo Mazzanti
  6. 2011
  7. Timayui Kindergarten / Giancarlo Mazzanti

Timayui Kindergarten / Giancarlo Mazzanti

  • 00:00 - 25 January, 2012
Timayui Kindergarten / Giancarlo Mazzanti
Timayui Kindergarten / Giancarlo Mazzanti, © Jorge Gamboa
© Jorge Gamboa

© Jorge Gamboa © Jorge Gamboa © Jorge Gamboa © Jorge Gamboa + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
  • Design Team

    Susana Somoza, Andres Sarmiento, Nestor Gualteros, Oscar Cano, Lucia Largo
  • Structural Engineer

    Nicolas Parva
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

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
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.

© Jorge Gamboa
© 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.

© Jorge Gamboa
© Jorge Gamboa

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Cite: "Timayui Kindergarten / Giancarlo Mazzanti" 25 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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