In a bid to stand out amongst the other daycare centers in the city, the Aerocity center was designed around the circular wooden tree. This 1300 sq.ft. space has a small reception area, breastfeeding area, play and dining area, 2 classrooms and one nap room in addition to the pantry and toilet.
The wooden tree takes the limelight with the branch-like structure going into the ceiling; and providing "shade" to the circular desk under it. The inspiration comes from nature, where children play and read under the tree. We've attempted to recreate that feeling of euphoria and excitement in this indoor space. Additionally, keeping in mind the ispaa colors - purple, yellow and orange, we've added other neutral colors to balance out the color palette. We collaborated with the graphic designer - Saumya Mittal for the graphics on the wall. The vinyl flooring has been used in a way to showcase movement and activity. The seating & storage unit in the play area makes for a fun seating spot & an interactive area.
Being a center for the kids, we've ensured round edges everywhere - even in the walls, and taken that language to doors in the form of arches. The millwork, with its circular shapes and round edges, adds softness to the space. As 7 colors have been used in the flooring, the furniture has been kept neutral.
The classroom has an elliptical seating that not only maximizes seating space but also enables conversation across the room. Faux green as flooring adds color and excitement into a learning space and process.