City Kids Education Center, Brooklyn

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City Kids Education Center in Brooklyn

Nov 3, 2021

Designers: BAAO Architects

Location: Brooklyn, NYC, USA

City Kids Education Center Brooklyn

City Kids Education Center

City Kids is a new childhood education center located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Six preschool classrooms open onto a central double-height courtyard gathering space lit by a large storefront window. The courtyard features a thickened wall that incorporates the reception desk and storage cubbies and provides a central gathering space for the classrooms.

City Kids Education Center Brooklyn

Windows of varying shapes and sizes in the interior façade allow borrowed light to enter the surrounding spaces on both levels and provide visual access for children and teachers. The classrooms are interconnected through double doors and through shared spaces such as bathrooms and play sinks, with half-height walls that allow for visual privacy for the kids and monitoring capability for the teachers.

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The after-school program for elementary school students is accessed up the stairs at the reception area. Apertures bring light and views to the courtyard and the street.

City Kids Education Center Brooklyn

Lockers wrap the courtyard volume, in the form of a city skyline. Specialized classrooms for cooking, theater, STEM, and movement are accessed off of the upper hallway. A lounge with bleacher seats provides a place for informal gathering. Light fixtures of different types and sizes are suspended to provide an animated ceiling plane. Plank flooring is also used to wrap the entries to the classrooms and windows.

City Kids Education Center Brooklyn

Acoustical felt panels cut into graphic shapes provide visual interest. The pandemic prompted some ventilation improvements in the form of electronic and ultraviolet light HVAC filters, touchless security and check-in points, as well as the addition of operable windows to bring light and air to all classrooms.

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City Kids Educational Center in Brooklyn, New York City – Building Information

Location: Brooklyn, New York
Area: 11,000 Square Feet
Architect: Barker Associates Architecture Office/BAAO Architects
General Contractor: PSG
Structural and Mechanical Engineer: Ralph Albanese
Flooring: Roppe
Furniture: Community Playthings
Tile: Tilebar

City Kids Education Center Brooklyn

About BAAO Architects
BAAO Architects is an award-winning multidisciplinary practice based in New York with a focus on exploring spatial and material practices that adapt to the evolving relationships between inhabitants and the built environment.

BAAO has worked in the public and private sector on a range of projects that include ground-up private residences, interiors, and institutional and retail projects in the New York area, regionally, and internationally. The firm has engaged with a range of private and corporate clients including The Hudson Companies and Trinity Real Estate as well as developers for residential units in Inner Mongolia, China.

Recent professional awards include AIA New York and AIA Brooklyn Queens Design Award Certificates of Merit for the Maple Street School. A speculative project, Chromatic Energy Landscape, was a finalist in the Land Art Generator Initiative and received an honorable mention in the Architizer A+ Awards.

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Photos: Francis Dzikowski

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Location: Brooklyn, NYC, USA

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