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City Kids Educational Centre
by Barker Associates Architecture Office

Photo by Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

Barker Associates Architecture Office has designed the City Kids Educational Centre in New York City, United States.


This project is a new childhood education centre in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and is an adaptive reuse of a former lumber warehouse located under an existing high-rise residential tower.

Six preschool classrooms open onto a central double-height courtyard gathering space lit by a large storefront window – along with a constellation of pendant light fixtures to bring the outside into a large interior space without many perimeter windows.

The courtyard, in contrast, features a thickened wall that incorporates the reception desk and storage cubbyholes to provide a central gathering space for the classrooms, much like an interior plaza.


This project has been longlisted in the civic and cultural interiors category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Barker Associates Architecture Office

Project: City Kids Educational Centre

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