Space and light
The objective behind the design of the new day
care centre was to lay down the framework for inclusion and
spaciousness for children of all ages and with different needs.
This means that there should be room for each child just as each
child should be part of the community.
The building is created with a variety of spatial and light
features. The building has large, unifying common spaces and spaces
with smaller rooms that can be divided to create a sense of
intimacy. The climate zone provides length and perspective to the
building just as it has small niches in the wall that the children
can hide in if they want some privacy.
The high ceiling enables the daylight to come into the building
and there are cosy niches with small, round children's lamps. The
building cuts into the hill with a roof pitch of 3 %, which
reflects in all rooms where you are a part of the interior space as
well as the surrounding landscape where the proximity to the
children's private homes might even be visible.
The large play area around the building is a natural playground
divided by green hills. Fruit and scent trees contribute to
creating shelter and, just as the herb garden and the interior
greenhouses, they provide the children with the opportunity to
learn about the life and nature of plants.