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Solrosen Kindergarten / Stein Halvorsen Arkitekter

  • 01:00 - 4 January, 2011
Solrosen Kindergarten / Stein Halvorsen Arkitekter
Solrosen Kindergarten / Stein Halvorsen Arkitekter, © Jonas Aarre Sommarset
© Jonas Aarre Sommarset

© Jonas Aarre Sommarset © Jonas Aarre Sommarset © Jonas Aarre Sommarset © Jonas Aarre Sommarset +11

From the architect. Solrosen is a hub-based day care where facilities suited for learning are highly valued and the idea of day care as a retention facility abandoned long ago. The different bases are independent zones each with specific content. The sum represents diversity where the child is challenged in different ways throughout the day.

© Jonas Aarre Sommarset
© Jonas Aarre Sommarset

Ambition of the design was inviting building, making kindergarten a place that welcomes you whether you are a child, a parent or an employee. Entering kindergarten from Kong Rings street you are led to the central circular room– the core of the building. The kindergarten’s somewhat unconventional floor plan is designed to resemble the petals of a marigold, with the different stations (bases) spread in a fan from the core towards outdoor programs. The activities in the bases base are reflected in the design of outdoor space linked to it. The large windows provide for day light inside and create cohesion between outside and inside. The building has mostly only one floor - the "petal" on the north side has two floors - and it appears low, intimate and inviting; a building on children's own terms.

© Jonas Aarre Sommarset
© Jonas Aarre Sommarset

The architecture of Solrosen kindergarten points towards the future architecture of day care. The architectural concept has give an interesting layout and interface between inside and outside. It invites to diverse play - from quiet and sensuous activities to the more physically challenging. The building is a workshop where every day is a new chapter in the curious mind of a child.

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georgiaartikoglou · January 03, 2012

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thien chuong · November 01, 2011

original! i like it!

Jose Pico · October 26, 2011

De como la Arquitectura puede hacer felices a los niños. Espacios creativos para #iniciador_kids. Solrosen Kindergarten http://t.co/wolCbOI4

Oky Gnll · September 30, 2011
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???? ?? ???:D http://t.co/EK5cksg

Louis BESSARD · May 25, 2011

Seems to be really nice. I like it!

Brian Parker · March 01, 2011

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Holcim Awards US · January 06, 2011

great design, fantastic layout. This would be a great place for kids to play and learn.

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divhouse · January 05, 2011

[Solrosen Kindergarten / Stein Halvorsen Sivilarkitekter] Amazing design and very iconic kindergarten, i like it

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Als · January 05, 2011

I think children are glad in it. Very good. Playful. no prison for me.

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JL · January 05, 2011

prison typology for kindergarden - simple and logical concept with beautifull result.

jesus · March 13, 2011 06:33 AM

typology matches eastern state penitentiary, but the typology is only labeled "prison" because it was first built for that program. You can switch a program [of a space], affectively deconstruct the symbolic meaning, and interperet space intuitively. sometimes this leads to an enlightened use of the type.

up_today_arch · January 05, 2011

Very nice concept and building itself...

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