Itzig / Luxembourg
Before its “transformation”, the school yard in Itzig was nothing but a tarmacced area with two basketball hoops and a few lime trees for shade.
The “Africa” theme was chosen to introduce the children to other cultures in a fun way, considering that in Luxembourg people from many different nations live together in a limited space. The aim was to create a contrast with the very simple school building made of exposed aggregated concrete by using vivid shapes and colours. Besides its function as a school yard and playground, the large playground serves as a covered play area in bad weather and also as an extended classroom in nice weather.