Located in the northern suburbs of Athens, the interiors of the imposing stone-built edifice that accommodates the Kindergarten Nipiaki Agogi Anna Raftopoulou, were completely renovated. In view of the distinct historical identity of the building, which still stands as a prolific example of the iconic architectural style of the Greek interwar period (originally designed by the distinguished Architect N. Zoumpoulidis), our main intention was to create a vibrant and playful environment that encourages children’s spontaneity and promotes a fun learning experience, highlighting the particular morphological elements of the kindergarten's premises. To cite an interview of the project’s leading architects, Eugenia Manta and Michail Provelengios: “Designing for children aged 2-6 years old can be quite a challenging task. We wanted to create a space that will embrace the children and allow them a great deal of spaciousness and flexibility in their movement, also by keeping up with their specific needs and various activities”.
On the basis of the above, the outcome of the project proved to be a sui generis, highly detail-oriented design that showed considerable alertness and sensitivity for the children, by also creating an environment which helps children acquire knowledge in an enjoyable and interactive way, while at the same time being adjusted to all necessary safety and hygiene standards. Indeed, a strong presence of artistic vein combined with a vibrant palette of colors is evident throughout the kindergarten’s interior spaces, thus creating a vigorous environment that triggers the eye and stimulates every child’s imagination.
Nipiaki Agogi
Interior Design
Logo Design
Booklet Design
School Uniform Design
Nikos Alexopoulos