The Bronx Early Learning Center designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC is located in New York, United States. This project consolidates the operations of two existing Bronx preschools into a new state-of-the-art early learning facility. This new consolidated school includes classrooms, support spaces, extensive physical and speech rehabilitation facilities and a large multi-purpose room. By restoring the exterior to its original condition, as well as gutting the interior for a state-of-the-art early learning center, the design team transformed the building from its once dilapidated state into a proud facility.
The creation of the 3rd Floor mezzanine necessitated an independent structure from the existing wood / cast iron system between the 2nd Floor and roof trusses, and the outdoor rooftop playground also required additional structural supports. Through the use of colour, the architects brought originality to the traditional building palate in a way that speaks to the children.