The school design is inspired by the Open Air School concept in Europe in the 1920s, which were airy, bright and less cramped. The most famous example of this is the school designed by Dutch architect Johannes Duiker in Amsterdam (1930) which is still running.
Schools and kindergartens all over the world are being designed with purposeful roofscapes. Be it the Fuji kindergarten (2007) by Tezuka Architects in Japan, where the gigantic oval shaped roof deck allows unfettered learning and play for children or Skanderborggade (2005) in Denmark by architect Dorte Mandrup, where she had to be creative with the given small plot.
In the Makwanpur school, SMA designed the four classrooms in the shape of a trapezium arranged like a bow tie. This shape allowed the functional need for more entry/exit space towards the courtyard and partly in the need for good acoustics inside the classroom.