• area / size 3,050 sqft
  • Completed 2021
  • Location Singapore,
  • LAANK designed a space for innovative thinking and creative play at Wonderlit in Singapore.

    Wonderlit is a speech and drama creative enrichment space for children. For this project, we began by asking ourselves — “what exactly are the building blocks of imagination”? Emotions and Expression.

    Echoing the Alphabets of Emotions in their branding, we wanted to interpret and translate Expressions through Shapes into the space. From the very moment you enter, you’re transported into this bold and bright world called Wonderlit. Go wonder and wander; let your imagination run free.

    The main challenge was to strike the balance between that sense of wonder and still being a place of education and learning.

    The conventions of a classroom are done away with- there are no solid walls, rectangular tables or whiteboards that you’d typically expect. What we have instead are whimsical free-flowing blobs on the walls that double up as writing surfaces, semi-circular tables that can be freely- configured, and platform stages tucked at the different corners. There’s a sense of wonder in every corner and the possibilities are endless.

    We adopted a simpler palette and woodier tones for classrooms to illustrate a breakaway in mood and environment, providing subtle cues to let young children know that it’s time to quieten down and focus.

    Design: LAANK
    Photography: Studio Periphery