Future education design strives to give
children more freedom in their learning.
ids are curious, so the Kids Science Labs team believes learning
should develop through exploration and experience, not explanation.
The company’s Learning and Discovery Lab is a 7,900-square-foot,
hands-on complex in Chicago's South Loop for children aged 2-12.
It’s a place where kids can wonder about how their world works and
ask why, and the architecture serves as participant in that discovery.
This novel approach actually derives from a 20th-century teaching philosophy.
The Reggio Emilia and Montessori methods allow children control and freedom
over their learning, and also view the physical environment as another teacher in
the process, explained Andy Tinucci, principal at Woodhouse Tinucci Architects,
designer of the project.
LEFT + ABOVE Kids
Science Labs offers
to children aged 2-12.
Beyond the greeting
area is a blackboard
question wall that
allows kids to unload
occupy their minds.