Gateway Childcare Center

South San Francisco, CA
Completed 2004

A southern orientation is the organizing focus of this childcare center serving 100 children. Three classroom suites take advantage of the sun by fronting on south-facing windows surrounding sheltered play yards. The design team buffered strong, prevailing northerly winds with an airfoil roof form. The roof directs winds over the southern play yards and is a sculptural element from the perspective of upper floor tenants of adjacent office buildings.

Photography: Cesar Rubio Photography

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