16 of the most beautiful schools in the world

Studio Gang, University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons, Chicago, United States of America

Education is meant to enrich students, and part of that experience is ensuring that they learn in a quality environment.

This year's shortlist for the World Architecture Festival, held over three days in November in Berlin, Germany, include feats of educational design from the US, France, Vietnam, India, and everywhere in between.

Here's a sampling of the most beautiful schools in the world.

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The East Sydney Early Learning Centre, in Sydney, Australia, blends the indoors and outdoors with open-air rooms and faux-grass play areas.

Architect: Andrew Burges Architects

Kids can crawl through the indoor lawns or hop in wide-open sandboxes, all within the confines of the larger building.

Architect: Andrew Burges Architects

With its edgy, pointed exterior, the Mandeville Centre, in Toorak, Australia, may be imposing from the outside. But inside, the mood changes entirely.

Architect: Architectus

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