Barelas Child Care Center
 
City of Albuquerque
3.080 sq ft new facility
 
Adjacent to the Zoo, and carefully designed around existing old cottonwood trees----
this Child Care facility includes a science exploration room and multiple learning opportunities, set in a unique exterior environment.
 
Window treatment fosters play and learning - with special shapes placed low to the floor and accessible to the toddlers for connection to the outdoors.
 
Finger-Painting wall strips are inserted into the exterior wall. 
 
Trellis and solid exterior roofs offer a variety of outdoor spaces....
The landscape is a learning environment. 
 
We interviewed teachers, watched kids and a wonderful building emerged.  
 
 
 
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