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In Germany, this school unveils an unusual building that looks like a cat

With their facetious, adorable and unpredictable side, cats are animals that entertain everyone, big and small. But this fascination of cats sometimes goes much further, to inspire some artists who refer to them through creations all more improbable and creative than each other.

And cat lovers will be served in Germany with this improbably designed building that makes the most beautiful tribute to our feline friends. It's in the village of Wolfartsweier, near Karlsuhe, that two artists had the idea to build a school and one kindergarten in the shape of a giant cat.

This modern and fun work, we owe it to the artist Tomi Ungerer and the architect Ayla-Suzan Yndel which are at the origin of this building which takes the form of a cat lying down ... but ready to pounce on all fours! And we must admit that everything is thought here to give children the desire to go to school. Every day, students have the opportunity to enter the building through the cat's mouth to discover inside the feline a whole series of games and activities of all kinds. Two large windows are the eyes of the giant cat that seems to fix the children as soon as they arrive.

The building, christened Die Katze, is designed to house 100 children. Inside the building, there are all the usual facilities: classrooms, changing rooms, a kitchen, a dining room and of course different playgrounds. An excellent idea that helps to make the village of Wolfartsweier known around the world and shows that thearchitecture can also help to give children the desire to go to theschool with smile !

Credits : Tomi Ungerer and Ayla-Suzan Yöndel

Credits : Tomi Ungerer and Ayla-Suzan Yöndel

Credits : Tomi Ungerer and Ayla-Suzan Yöndel

Credits : Tomi Ungerer and Ayla-Suzan Yöndel

Credits : Tomi Ungerer and Ayla-Suzan Yöndel

Credits : Tomi Ungerer and Ayla-Suzan Yöndel

Credits : Tomi Ungerer and Ayla-Suzan Yöndel

Imagined by: Tomi Ungerer and Ayla-Suzan Yöndel

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