The Most Beautiful and Imaginative Public Schools in the World

Bailly School Complex by Mikou Design Studio — Saint-Denis, France

Image credit: Florian Kleinfenn via german-architects

A catalyst for the development of an up-and-coming community, the bold learning complex houses a pre-school, an elementary school, and a rec center. Circulation is through a series of interior courtyards, allowing children to get fresh air between classes and to have a pleasant — albeit brief — experience of the outdoors during an otherwise enclosed school day.