CLEMENTINE MONTESSORI PLAYGARDEN
Designed to compliment the teachings of the Montessori method, the excess interior and exterior spaces of this renovation project are transformed into malleable and resourceful educational amenity gardens.
Parents and students arrive at a small entry garden that buffers from the adjacent parking area and proceeds the entry to a large flex-space called the Play Grove. Primarily programmed for student play, the space encourages students to build, stack, and form their playground with the use of soft seating modules. The upper level of the Play Grove features a library space with seating for staff and students. Storage is hidden withing the built elements to house teaching materials and event needs.
The patio directly connected to the individual classrooms is an extension of learning space. The planters and seats are moveable, allowing teachers to adjust their classroom size and accommodate diverse programming. The students can use the planters for experimentation and garden science.