Cat-Shaped Kindergarten – Whimsical Playground, Inside and Out

As a kid, would you rather go to a regular kindergarten or one special place in a building shaped like your favorite animal? Well, the answer is pretty clear, and believe it or not, kindergarten like this really exists. It’s a cat-shaped kindergarten in Karlsruhe, Germany. The metal sculpture/building is a joint effort between French artist Tomi Ungerer and architect d’Ayla-Suzan Yöndel. Worth saying is also the fact that this wonderful kindergarten is the result of the campaign “Europe Without Borders” and intends to be a symbol of the friendship between the German and French people. So, back to kindergarten everyone! Just imagine, every morning walking straight up to a giant feline, passing through the cat’s mouth and entering the belly of the beast. This belly is quite comfortable, little ones have their coatroom, classrooms, dining room, and kitchen. Play areas are placed inside of the paws and the second floor is where those giant eye-shaped windows are. One more thing to make this building even more exciting is the cat’s tail. Yes, this one has it too and it’s a two-story metal slide that protrudes from the upstairs play area and offers a spectacular exit to a truly unique kindergarten. So much fun! Take a look at our gallery below and be free to wander about this lovely place.

Kindergarten in Karlsruhe, Germany

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Collaboration between French artist Tomi Ungerer and architect d’Ayla-Suzan Yöndel

Giant eye-shaped windows

Back of the building – Tail of a cat sculpture – also a slide for a quick getaway from class

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This project was a part of the campaign “Europe Without Borders” – a symbol of the friendship between the German and French people.

The building has also a green roof, giving the illusion of “fur.”

via [designyoutrust]