Concept Drawings for Wildflower's Shipping Container School!
What could be more cool than a shipping container school?! Make that THREE shipping containers, welded together to create a 1750 square foot space with windows, windows, windows! My partner, Kevin, and I have poured through hundreds of magazines and perused even more websites searching for the perfect design for Wildflower. We clipped and pasted and rearranged. We then handed our ideas to our designer, who has created what you see below. Next, the engineer comes along to tweak, stamp and voila! North Carolina's first ever shipping container preschool and kindergarten!
Pay no attention to the colors - they are meant only to help highlight the building's features. Those amazing front doors! Yes, they actually slide open completely, offering a fully open entryway. Surrounding the school's front and left side will be a raised deck (and ADA ramp!). Coming down the deck, children will flow immediately into the beautiful grassy play area and rest in the shade of the Eastern Red Cedar!
The central space in the school, our Piazza, will be a community gathering place, classroom, dining hall, art gallery and anything else the children can think of! Our full kitchen will allow lots of flexibility for staff and students! Other spaces include a parent lounge with coffee maker and comfy chairs, a light room, water play room, library and more. Other spaces throughout the farm will include a MakerSpace and Art Studio. Of course, our barn filled with goats, chickens, bunnies, llamas and more will be integral to the school day.