Learn as They Play: 18 Examples of Architecture for Kids

Learn as They Play: 18 Examples of Architecture for Kids

Designing for kids is certainly not child’s play. Whilst the design process is undertaken by adults, the end-users are often children, such is the case in kindergarten, schools, and parks. Architects have a responsibility, therefore, to ensure that the built environment offers children the chance to play, explore, and learn in physical space, even in a digital age. With that in mind, here are 18 cool spaces designed especially for children – environments that may perhaps inspire the Fosters, Hadids, and Le Corbusiers of tomorrow.

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The Youth Wing for Art Education Entrance Courtyard / Ifat Finkelman + Deborah Warschawski

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Brutalist Playground / Assemble

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© Tristan Fewings / Getty Images for RIBA

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The Family Playground / HAO Design

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© Hey! Cheese

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OB Kindergarten and Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

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© Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue

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Play Landscape be-MINE / Carve + OMGEVING

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Courtesy of Carve

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Drapers Field / Kinnear Landscape Architects

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© Adrian Taylor

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Children's Bicentennial Park / ELEMENTAL

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© Cristobal Palma

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Täby Torg / Polyform

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© Wichmann + Bendtsen

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The Courtyard of Our Dreams / Lukas Fúster

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© Federico Cairoli

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Five Fields Play Structure / Matter Design + FR|SCH

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Courtesy of Matter Design + FR|SCH

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The Lego Play Pond / HAO Design

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© Hey! Cheese

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Frederiksvej Kindergarten / COBE

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© Rasmus Hjortshõj

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Clover House / MAD Architects

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© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc.

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Sleep and Play / Ruetemple

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Giraffe Childcare Center / Hondelatte Laporte Architectes

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© Philippe Ruault

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Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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© Hiroyuki Oki

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Ama'r Children's Culture House / Dorte Mandrup

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© Torben Eskerod

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Village in the Schoolyard / MUTOPIA

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Editor's Note: This article was originally published on May 31, 2019.

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