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La Leroteca / Lacaja Arquitectos

La Leroteca / Lacaja Arquitectos

© Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila © Rodrigo Dávila + 31

Kindergarten  · 
Cajicá, Colombia
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Lacaja Arquitectos
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2013
  • Photographer Created with Sketch.
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Decorcerámica, Grival, Madecentro, Refocosta, Vialbo, Vinisol
  • Architect in Charge

    Gloria Serna Meza
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© Rodrigo Dávila
© Rodrigo Dávila

Text description provided by the architects. The “Leroteca” holds a space for culture and art as part of the “Lero Lero” kindergarten. Wood, plants, flowers and gardens make up the image of this learning proposal in which the cultural experience is its main feature.

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Localización Cortes Fachadas 2 Plantas + 31

In the form of a traditional cabin, the project seeks to symbolize one single enclosure while encompassing two different spatial environments in form and texture. The ground floor is an orthogonal, white and neutral space devoted to painting, ceramics and music. In this space, the children’s works are the main feature. The upper floor discovers a different environment defined by the asymmetrical and tilted rooftop which becomes the enclosing walls. These wood covered walls reveal a more intimate space, warm and with a special light for reading and body language. The windows here, on one side, frame the mountain range, while the other two sides provide a continuous view bringing the landscape into the room.

© Rodrigo Dávila
© Rodrigo Dávila

The cabin shape is highlighted by its wooden surface over its facades. The main façade exhibits the students’ works on a window framed by plants and flowers. The other facades play with transparencies  which visually connect indoors and outdoors, allowing the “Leroteca” to integrate the open areas.

© Rodrigo Dávila
© Rodrigo Dávila
© Rodrigo Dávila
© Rodrigo Dávila

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Address: Chia - Cajica, Cajicá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

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Cite: "La Leroteca / Lacaja Arquitectos" 26 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/508675/la-leroteca-lacaja-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
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