Playful, vibrant and colorful; these shapes no doubt stimulate a feeling of joy and happiness! Anyone could easily mistake these cute structures as ones from the toy-land but amazingly these are for real. An institution for children who suffer from various disabilities, the 99,000-square area with the fun-filled outlines is the St. Coletta School in Washington D.C.
Designed by Michael Graves, the facility includes community room,central hall, a gymnasium, physical therapy area, hydrotherapy room, a kitchen along with art and music studios. Rooms within also have been specially devised and arranged using colors and sounds for stimulating the different sensory perceptions of the students ranging from 3 to 22 years of age. The project cost about $32 million.