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Kaleidoscope Kindergarten in Mallorca by A2arquitectos

Laura Torres Roa

Spanish architecture studio A2arquitectos has transformed a squash court into a leisure area for children at Hotel Castell Dels Hams in Porto Cristo on the island of Mallorca, Spain, adding a traditional toy concept: the Kaleidoscope.

The Kaleidoscope, whose hexagonal section of 9 meters in length and 2 meters high, allows children walk inside and interact with all the space, forming part of the own kaleidoscopic effect perceiving a strange sensation of weightlessness on the outdoor park which is oriented.


The main instance that wraps the Kaleidoscope is characterized by its pink hue, color whose relaxed excitement power feelings, making it another element for the creation of this dream-like space that is generated. All of this was helped by a random pattern of white circles of different sizes, which are home to various applications such as lighting, storage, slates, caches, entries to other spaces.


The rest of rooms additional such as bath, staircase, the magic room, the Periscope, and the mezzanine, respond to various sensory experiences playing with spaces, colours, reflections, textures and fluorescences. Treated as individual projects, each one of these places still its own language different from the rest of the set, but keeping the common idea of the world of dreams.

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all images © Laura Torres Roa