In May 2016, Stephanie Tager and Jessica Ordaz-Garcia won the Best Thesis Britton Award for their joint project WONDERLAND: An Architectural Interpretation of Children’s Literature. Assistant Professor Molly Hunker was their thesis advisor. Now WONDERLAND in its whimsical entirety has been published by Super Architects.
“Imagine…that the place you learn and the lands of your favorite children’s book were one and the same,” write Stephanie and Jessica. “The product would allow for a learning environment of wonder and fantasy to re-define how we learn and how a space teaches. By architecturally crafting fictional landscapes into a new, innovative and didactic learning environment, creativity and imagination can be cultivated.
Alice in Wonderland, Goodnight Moon, Green Eggs and Ham – they all have a lesson to their stories and to their narratives. But, what if you were to strip away the words, and instead tap into the landscapes, the rooms, or the spaces…what becomes the lesson of the architecture?”
As for Stephanie and Jessica, we can only imagine ‘the places they’ll go and the places they’ll see’ in their future.