Adaptive reuse of built structures is a common thing in the world of architecture. Instead of abandoning buildings, which, over time become an eyesore, re-designing a built structure once it has outlived its original purpose is a great solution for the growing space limitation.
The educational space Jacarandà, for children between the age group of six months and six years, located in a central area of Milan, Italy, by Labics is a fine example of the adaptive reuse method. It stands on an old car showroom from the 1950s. Jacarandà consists of a preschool, kindergarten and a sports centre conceived as public, semi-public and private spaces arranged in continuity where the children and educators can meet.
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