Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant Town, Oval Kids

New York, New York

The architect has created a unique recreational and educational amenity space called Oval Kids at Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant Town.

The innovative exterior at Oval Kids utilizes a crystalline glass enclosure to create an indoor/outdoor educational and play environment for preschool-aged children during all seasons of ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY132COST PER SQ FT$755.00FEATURED IN2009 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYCommunity Center/Joint Use year.

Playful glass art elements articulate the floor-to-ceiling glass exterior panels. A bluestone terrace with outdoor seating creates a podium on which the glass form sits. The glass form is a refined modern aesthetic that enhances the pedestrian experience and is surrounded by lush gardens.

On the inside, Oval Kids has wide expanses of open space for flexible activity use; more private areas, such as a screening area, storytelling area, kitchen and changing area, are tucked to the sides.

The ceiling and flooring of bright colors enliven the room and are accented by colorful and durable activity spaces where children can enjoy art and craft projects. The flooring was fabricated from sustainable, multi-colored, recycled rubber materials.

Furniture selections are lively and sculptural to add a vibrant and enriching playful experience. A visually exciting cubby area is accentuated by black vinyl walls that can be written on and personalized.

Extra insulation and soundproofing were used to reduce the noise levels for residents above. Existing structural columns and plumbing systems were disguised within unique and innovative design details that incorporated the colorful schemes in this attractive play space.

Handcrafted and thoughtful details inspire and surround this educational and engaging atmosphere. All are welcome at Oval Kids to explore and create something wonderful.