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Kindergarten Kekec / Arhitektura Jure Kotnik

  • 01:00 - 10 March, 2011
Kindergarten Kekec / Arhitektura Jure Kotnik
Kindergarten Kekec / Arhitektura Jure Kotnik, © Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič +48

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Architects

    Arhitektura Jure Kotnik
  • Project Team

    Jure Kotnik, Andrej Kotnik
  • Structural Engineering

    CBD d.o.o.
  • Mechanical Engineering

    Linasi Peter
  • Electrical Engineering

    Iztok Zlatar
  • Client

    Mestna občina Ljubljana
  • Builder

    Riko Hiše d.o.o
  • Area

    130.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. Kindergarten Kekec is an extension of a typical Slovene prefab kindergarten from the 1980s. Situated in one of Ljubljana's residential areas, Kekec answers the growing demand for kindergartens. This comes as a result of Ljubljana having witnessed considerable population growth as well as legislative changes and a planned increase in building density inside the highway ring surrounding the city.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

The construction is made from prefabricated wood and was built in three days only. The main design concept derives from the existing kindergarten's lack of play equipment. The new façade solves this weakness by offering a play element along all three exterior walls. It consists of dark brown roughcast and timber slats revolving around their vertical axe. The slats are the color of natural wood on one side but painted into nine different bright colors on the other side. Aside from serving as a shading element, the toy slats provide for children's play and learning: as the children manipulate the colorful wooden planks they get to know different colors, experience wood as a natural material and constantly change the appearance of their kindergarten, all at the same time.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

The new kindergarten annex is attached to the south side of the existing building and stretches into the garden, which has enlarged the volume by an additional 130m2 of playroom surfaces. Playrooms are compact but allow for the furniture to be arranged in various formations. Daylight floods the interior from three sides as well as the roof. Located between the two playrooms, washrooms have large glass openings, which visually increase their volume as well as ease tutor supervision. Wardrobes in the narrow cloakroom are made from pure natural wood. Wardrobes in the narrow changing room are made from pure natural wood and have pull-out boxes for shoes in all the colors of the façade, which function as a space saver, since they also serve as a bench.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Kindergarten Kekec / Arhitektura Jure Kotnik" 10 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/117812/kindergarten-kekec-arhitektura-jure-kotnik/>
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29 Comments

Fran Lynch · May 14, 2012

http://t.co/YSATtZDW I love this, I think I have a soft spot for colourful architecture. Too much black & white in this field!

Gloriana Rada · April 18, 2012

Kindergarten by Yure Kotnik http://t.co/ASxut2Km

Guillermo Favila · March 28, 2012

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Majid Nigjeh Farahani · March 28, 2012

perfect, it has a good consept

Katie Devitt · March 27, 2012

A slovenian kindergarten with a rainbow shuttered facade&#39 - playful - or painful?

http://t.co/GvjIXNld

Prescolite · August 15, 2011

Awesome! Maybe more will start to look like this RT @St_Charles Going back to school might be easier w/ a place like this http://ow.ly/5QyW4

St.Charles Cabinetry · August 15, 2011

Getting your kids excited about going back to school might be easier if they were going to a place like this! http://ow.ly/5QyW4

Istraziti · May 02, 2011

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Miguel Angel Lopez · April 18, 2011

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Lynn Burke · March 29, 2011

Kindergarten building designed with play in mind. This, to me, is designing for change. http://www.archdaily.com/?p=11...

M Granda · March 11, 2011

My son woul like it too :) Great work.

Eric Crabtree · March 11, 2011

At first I was worried the kids were not getting enough sun light, but now I see. Cool! http://is.gd/RqZZKl @plethoraapp

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Edgar Navas · March 11, 2011

RT @arquitec_hash: RT @pgomezchico Hace tiempo no veia algo interesante http://bit.ly/eSZuZD Kinder en Eslovenia, el mismo edificio... h ...

Arquitectura · March 11, 2011

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James McLeod · March 11, 2011

RT @aegirthor: I love the shutters on this building. http://is.gd/RqZZKl

Aegir Hallmundur · March 11, 2011

I love the shutters on this building. http://is.gd/RqZZKl

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Pablo Gomez Chico S. · March 11, 2011

Hace tiempo no veia algo interesante http://bit.ly/eSZuZD Kinder en Eslovenia, el mismo edificio es un juguete! #arquitectura

Luiz Dumont · March 11, 2011

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Jason · March 11, 2011

Ok great idea, but imagine sitting in one of those rooms while kids are outside spinning the damn shades around, over and over. haha

officialhype · March 11, 2011

This is awesome! Kinda wished my kindergarten looked like that! Got featured on officialhype!Keep up the great work Archdaily!

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up_today_arch · March 11, 2011

inventively solution... I like this!...

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