Open Form Architecture

Image from openform.ca

Image from openform.ca

We're digging this dreamy early childhood center in Montreal by French Canadian firm Open Form Architecture. Both practical and beautiful, the stunning entranceway provides not only a magical pathway for little ones, but also directs the traffic of children and caregivers, with room for strollers and safe queues up and away from the busy street. The iridescent glass panels covering the stairwell are reminiscent of soap bubbles and the long, flat stairs themselves were inspired by Montreal's step-laden streetscape. The architects consider the piece to be "a contemporary expression that reflects both the social function of the building and the role of this institution in the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and cultural development of the child, the generation of tomorrow."