A School Designed To Let Kids Fall

Architect Takaharu Tezuka designed a kindergarten school that encourages risk taking, curiosity, risk taking and cooperation.

The school is designed in a giant circle that is half indoors and half outdoors making the kids want to run naturally. There’s trees that poke out through the school with webs where kids can climb and play — an important part of learning their boundaries. To spark curiosity he included skylights above the classes so all the kids can see what’s going on below. To encourage cooperation, there’s small spaces where only kids fit needing other kids to ask for help to get up. To encourage risk taking he designed steps at the perfect height to fall and learn by getting back up.

You can watch a video about it here.


Originally published at Jean-Luc Boissonneault.

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