Wikipedia says: “In geometry the square is a regular quadrilateral, which means that it has four equal sides and four equal angles”
Unusually, given its reputation, the square can be said to be the dynamic element in the oratory, the transformative, moving element around which varied functions congregate. We find its form in the ceiling lights, in the sound absorbing panels, in the windows, even in the technical systems where it appears in the square air conditioning vents.
Working with Studio Zay, it was decided to highlight the playful side of a place which has always been a space for gathering and entertainment for children, whatever their age and wherever they are from. Their diversity enriches the space, it moves with the context, giving the idea of a dynamic, ever-changing space. The top and bottom of the L-shaped counter were deliberately masked, leaving only the middle free and visible. This was to hide the work surface as much as possible and at the same time offer surfaces that might be used for communications, graphics, posters, drawings or paintings.
The oratory seeks to reflect the carefree mind of the youngest children, their view of life, a life of colours. There is colour in the windows and in the sound-absorbing panels.
The function and intended use of the spaces are divided by a wall: users play on one side, eat on the other. Because even children need a few rules, so the square was not so accidental.