Feldman wins for childhood education center
Daniel Feldman, Co-Director of RISD/DESINE Lab and Visiting Scholar at RISD (along with his former partner Ivan Dario Quinones, with whom he worked for the Colombian Government and the First Lady’s educational program “De Cero a Siempre”) won the
2014 Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo for their early childhood education center “El Guadual” in Villa Rica, Colombia.
Composed of 10 classrooms, a dining hall, indoor and outdoor recreation zones, semi-private arts spaces, first aid room, administration offices, vegetable garden, water feature, public theater, and a civic plaza, the facility provides food, education, and health services to 300 kids 0-5 years old, 100 pregnant mothers, and 200 newborns. the wide array of amenities has made ‘el guadual’ a new pole of activity to bring the surrounding community closer together.