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Brief Published: 14 Jul 2011

Elisa Valero’s Block Colours


Spanish architect Elisa Valero and her team have recently completed a children’s daycare centre and municipal hall in Granada, Spain, that is situated on the site of a former military building.

Incorporating blocks of colour into the mainly white structure, Valero creates a stimulating, child-friendly space while maintaining a reverence for the site’s original purpose by adopting the existing watchtower into the structure.

As reviewed in the Stylus report Kindergarten Colour: Architecture for Education, environments with distinctive blocks of colour are particularly appealing for spaces targeting the development of children and young adults, providing visual inspiration without being disruptive.

Elisa Valero