As children, we are all besotted with animals. Be it cats, dogs, rabbits or any other furry critters, we love petting them, playing with them and cuddling them. However, not all parents allow their children to have a pet. French artist Tomi Ungerer and architect d’Ayla-Suzan Yöndel have found a middle ground for this problem. They have designed the most adorable kindergarten in existence: a kindergarten shaped like a giant cat. What can be more perfect for the little ones?
This enchanting kindergarten was built in Karlsruhe, Germany. Die Katzie is part of an European campaign named ‘Europe Without Borders’ that is swiftly becoming the symbol of Franco-German friendship. The kindergarten welcomes hundreds of children every day; they enter through the mouth of the cat, have courses in its belly and exit through the tail on a silver slide.
The feline buildings resembles the posture of an Egyptian Sphynx with its paws set astride and its giant eyes staring at all those who approach it. Inside, the construction features an open plan area that houses the coatroom, the classrooms, the dining rooms and the kitchens. The area inside of the paws is also made use of, hosting play areas for the littlest ones. The building is a two storey one, the second floor allowing the children to look outside through the eyes of the cat. The kindergarten also has a green roof that gives the illusion of the cat having “fur.”
However, what is hidden is definitely the most exhilarating part of the building’s design. Behind the construction, the cat boasts a tail. This tail is more enchanting that anyone could have expected as it is constructed in the shape of a metal slide. Children exit through the slide at the end of each day. Would you like to send your child to this cat shaped kindergarten?
Originally posted 2016-03-15 09:23:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter