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Katarina Frankopan Kindergarten / Randić & Turato

  • 01:00 - 24 November, 2009
Katarina Frankopan Kindergarten / Randić & Turato
Katarina Frankopan Kindergarten / Randić & Turato, © Robert Leš
© Robert Leš

© Robert Leš © Robert Leš © Robert Leš © Robert Leš +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Krk Island, Croatia
  • Architects

    Randić & Turato / Saša Randić and Idis Turato
  • Project Team

    Ana Stanicic, Gordan Resan, Iva Franolic, Janko Jelic
  • Area

    1725.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. New kindergarten, on the island of Krk in Croatia, is located on northeastern border of the town, amongst mostly touristic apartments and shopping malls. In such unattractive neighborhood, this kindergarten is shaped as enclosed and introverted insula, surrounded with soaring stone walls. Inside of this small town-kindergarten, units-houses are combined with open gardens, placed next to pedestrian communications.

Due to the rather small area of kindergartens parcel, units for the smallest kids, together with belonged roof terraces - playgrounds, are located on the first floor of the building. Kindergarten is defined by halls – kale (local name for small streets characteristic for historical centers of Dalmatian towns), aiming upwards or downwards, regarding the topography of the site.

© Robert Leš
© Robert Leš

Eastern and western entrances to the kindergarten are to be used by children, employees and guests, service entrance is on the north, and southern gates open the kindergarten towards the small, sunny oriented playground. In the centre of the kindergarten there is a small square – piazza, which is supposed to serve as location for manifestations, events and celebrations. Besides 7 units for older children, and 4, previously mentioned, units for youngsters, kindergarten also embeds hall for sports, recreation and dance classes. Plan area of the kindergarten is 1,725 sqm, with gross area of 2,379 sqm.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Katarina Frankopan Kindergarten / Randić & Turato" 24 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/41653/katarina-frankopan-kindergarten-randic-turato/>
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hinking · November 03, 2011

I want to know more about the detail of kindertern designing.such the height```
and something useful data.
Then,Iwant to say every designer has their own style,maybe we can not understand the architecture sometime ,it's not mean it is not a good design.Are you thinking right? Maybe you are right.haha```

BarringtonArch · December 21, 2009

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ArchiCAD · December 19, 2009

ArchiCAD-firm wins Croatia&#39s top award for kindergarten design
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janine · November 26, 2009

What a collection of sterile uninteresting spaces. Too bad if children require some interactive play. Guess its okay if you like riding around in circles on flat concrete and sliding down a perfect slide onto even more flat concrete. Although I love the building, whoever designed this forgot the function - kids would be bored with this after five minutes. Everything is a hard surface, no textures, plants - nothing to create.

teo · November 25, 2009

Oh look, every kid has his little playground surrounded by walls, you wouldn't want to let them play together. I can only imagine the teacher going: "Today we are working on rotation, Tommy you get to swing and Dorothy you can use the slide, after 5 minutes you switch. The play houses are closed today! Never mind the strange men looking at you from the parking lot. After the nap I'm going to rent a chopper to show you how colorful your kindergarten really is."

Jason · November 25, 2009

I'm not really a fan of the lighting inside of the spaces, nor the glass choice for the exterior. It creates this really claustrophobic feeling in those little outdoor courtyards when you can't see inside. Hall of mirrors effect almost.

alex · November 25, 2009

nice units composite the combination.if more communion gave,should be better.

rodney · November 25, 2009

Beauty.

Very smart and spatially inspiring.

allinone · November 25, 2009

Very nice, it seems to be a small village. Everybody knows each other

Alex · November 25, 2009

Nice design but i think they have too little outdoor space. let the children play outside, give them some fresh air.

Bana Alkahteeb · November 24, 2009

what i like the most about this KG building design is that it understands the world of "kids" ,, it is scaled to their size .. relatively small building with short walls to make kids feel comfortable in school.

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