A Dilapidated Home in New Delhi Is Transformed Into a School That Fosters Creativity

A Dilapidated Home in New Delhi Is Transformed Into a School That Fosters Creativity

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By Meg Dwyer / Photos by Vibhor Yadav
A derelict New Delhi residence gets a second chance at life—becoming a unique place where children will learn, create, and grow.

With a little imagination, attending Maple Bear Canadian Pre-school in New Delhi can seem like being in a giant game of Tetris. Inspiring that kind of creative thinking is exactly what Renesa Studio set out to do when it transformed a dilapidated home into the school. Intent on avoiding a traditional white-walled classroom, the team created a colorful environment, full of reading nooks, social areas, and outdoor spaces. Lead architect Sanchit Arora notes, "A child needs a space that breathes, feeds, and creates a learning pattern to facilitate his or her holistic growth in life."

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