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Dezeen’s top ten: schools

Dezeen's top ten: this month's top ten features our most-viewed Dezeen stories about projects for education, from kindergartens to universities and classrooms to sports halls.


In first place is Tama Art University Library in Tokyo, designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito.

2: second most clicked-on is Innovation Tower at Hong Kong Polytechnic University by Zaha Hadid Architects.


3: third most popular is High School #9 by Coop Himmelb(l)au (above and top image).


4: Luigi Bocconi University, a university faculty building in Milan by Irish practice Grafton Architects, is our fourth most-viewed story about projects for education.


5: Steven Holl Architects' perforated staircase for NYU Department of Philosophy comes in fifth.


6: in sixth place is School Gym 704 by H Arquitectes in Barberà del Vallès, Spain.


7: seventh is an extension to the Seu University of La Nucia in Spain by young Spanish architects CrystalZoo.


8: coming in eighth, Kadawittfeldarchitektur's Kindergarten Sighartstein is clad with metal elements designed to look like blades of grass.


9: the interior of Panta Rhei school in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, by Dutch interior architects i29 uses poetry as a design device.


10: and finally, Majori Primary School Sports Hall by Latvian architects Substance is inspired by chunks of amber washed up on the Baltic coast.

Here are a few more projects for education that didn't quite make it into this month's top ten:

Bak Gordon Arquitectos's renovation of  D. Dinis Secondary SchoolSansaburu Kindegarten by VAUMM
Canteen at primary school no1 by Cadilhe & Fontoura
Pond Meadows Special Needs School by DSDHA
Forum ‘t Zand by VenhoevenCS architects
Roc Apeldoorn reception area by Tjep.

Roc Apeldoorn classroom by Jurgen Bey
Roc Apeldoorn interior by Tjep
Trees for Lycée Germaine Tillon by Matali Crasset
Metzo College by Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects
Ørestad College, Copenhagen, by 3XN architects

See also:

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Dezeen’s top ten: Japanese projects
Dezeen’s top ten: student projects
Dezeen’s top ten: interiors
Dezeen’s top ten: stories with most comments
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