How fun is the average elementary school? You pull up to the door and debate whether it is a school or a prison for kids, and in your children’s minds, it is a prison. Dominique Coulon and Olivier Nicollas designed the most amazing elementary school that would have your children begging to run inside to learn. The Josephine Baker School in La Courneuve uses vibrant colors and amazing architectural features to stir children’s imagination and to draw them into the learning experience. The bright orange highlights on the exterior give children the feeling of heading on an adventure instead of another day of doldrum.
The Josephine Baker School design shows how a school can move from boring to fascinating without any dramatic changes in cost or loss of functionality. An amazing adventure for parents, children, and teachers.