~ L'Atelier des Enfants at the Centre Pompidou by Mathieu Lehanneur

A great space for kids to create at the Pompidou, Paris. I love the insertions of colour in the white space. The fun pastel polo mint style seating & cloud like hanging yellow structures.
The Pompidou, a pioneer in 1977, the Centre Pompidou has since been watched and modelled by all the big museums around the world for its ... programmes for the young public. An artistic educational dream for children between the ages of 2-12 years, the Centre Pompidou is able to constantly renew this reality. Each year, the workshops at the Centre Pompidou welcome 23,000 children who try out different artistic techniques and learn to immerse themselves in the universe of an artist.

 “I wanted to give children the immediate impression on entering the ‘Ateliers’ of an area without limits or constraints. I wanted them to feel like they were on a huge white sheet that needed to be filled. In all of my first sketches, I had an image of a skate-park in my mind for children-artists: an object-space which is experienced like a game. A far cry from the school universe. Floors and walls blend into one here and everything can be filled. Here, everything necessary to create is accessible but nothing is visible. Here the areas are so open that everything needs to be invented…” Mathieu Lehanneur

Inspiration for the A'telier des Enfants