"Schoolchildren Palace" in Kazakhstan

The traditional spatial structure of the madrasah was used as the basis for the palace of schoolchildren in Turkestan and rethought in a modern interpretation. Traditionally, the majority of Kazakh children had the opportunity to study only in rural madrasahs. Madrasah is an educational institution that serves as a secondary school and a Muslim theological seminary. The building of the madrasah had a characteristic planning structure: an inner courtyard in the center, along the perimeter of which there were residential and educational premises. The multi-colored atrium is the central space connecting all parts of the schoolchildren's palace. It is a multi-layered, light-filled, visually connected space that encourages children to interact and explore.