PRESCHOOL PLAY: A GOTHIC GARDEN

Chicago
Award-Winning Gothic Garden Rescues an Alley
Photo © © Doug Snower
Reading Circle
Photo © © Doug Snower
Quatrefoil Cutouts for Peek-A-Boo
Photo © © Doug Snower
Flower Ramps and Rollers
Photo © © Doug Snower
Garden Tunnels
Photo © © Doug Snower
Fire Stair as Performance Hall
Photo © © Doug Snower
Architectes
Architecture Is Fun
Lieu
Chicago
Année
2008
Coût
0 - 100 000
Étages
1-5 étages
Client
St. Chrysostom's Day School
Équipe
Sharon Exley, Peter Exley, Fun Finders, Architecture Is Fun

A GOTHIC GARDEN FOR ST. CHRYSOSTOM'S DAY SCHOOL:
A cathedral of trees rescues a dreary, urban back alley; converting into an uplifting 450 square foot Gothic Children’s Garden into a place of delight, inspiration, creativity, and sanctuary designed for children at play and prayer in the out-of-doors. Soaring arches, reaching up to embrace the sky, articulate a purposeful space that feels larger than its physical boundaries.

The alley is adorned with art-making, the fire stair becomes a performance hall, and lofty vaults create canopies of artful wind chimes. This endearing architecture with its award-winning tracery, arches, vaults, peek-a-boo quatrefoil cutouts, and modular grid establishes its functional importance as a landscape for reflection, seeing, storytelling, gardening, and exploration, while building upon the historic church’s gothic sensibilities and emotive beauty.

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