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Kooky French School Building Indulges in Curves and Colors

All photos via <a href="">Designboom</a>
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Paul Le Quernec, French architect and fan of sprawling, unorthodox structures, took a very literal approach to designing this new educational facility in Saint-Denis, France: since children arrive at school knowing rather little and leave with a whole lot more, he fashioned the school after a human brain, with two hemispheres that serve different purposes. The main three-wing structure separates the complex into two halves—one for the nursery, one for the primary school, and each with an outdoor playground area. And interior features, with eye-popping colors, perforated surfaces, and igloo-like reading pods, are all supposed to help stimulate the mind.

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