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  7. Kindergartens


  • 01:00 - 16 September, 2008

Kindergartens Kindergartens Kindergartens Kindergartens +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tromso, Norway
  • Architects

    70ºN Arkitektur
  • Project Team

    Magdalena Haggärde, Joar Lillerust, Gisle Løkken, Kjeld Nash, Anniken Romuld, Petra Schnutenhaus
  • Contractor

    Bjørn Bygg AS
  • Area

    622.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. The kindergarten is organized in a number of longitudinal zones from the exterior playground, the roofed outdoor terraces that gives a good micro climate (very important in our rough climate), ‘the indoor street' with water-play areas and a winter garden feel to it, the bases and to the innermost reading nooks and mezzanines. These zones contribute to make a soft transition from the exterior to the interior spaces - from the exposed wide landscape to the intimate zones.

The ‘rough' wardrobes, the kitchen and the playing rooms are peeking out of the facade. The four bases each have an inner wardrobe which also can be used as a play area. The bases can be opened or closed off towards the indoor street and wardrobes, and each have two adjustable playing walls. The reading nooks and mezzanines are more intimate spaces for quieter activities.

The kindergartens have been built to have the possibility of variety in the use of rooms. With very simple moves one can change each room into new rooms of various sizes and functions. There are several options for combinations and joint actions of rooms and spaces. Flexibility is also guaranteed by the inner walls in every base station (fixed in one end, and wheels on the other). 

They can be turned like indicators round an axis and be put in different positions and make various smaller rooms in the big base room. Furniture and toys are partly integrated into the wall system so the floor area can be as free as possible: long drawing tables, climbing walls and puppet theatre are all parts of the playing walls.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Kindergartens" 16 Sep 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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April Mei · July 27, 2015

The design looks genuine! And finally a kindergarten for kids and not for solely architecture :)

Fransiska Damarratri · August 13, 2012

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Izkr?so B?rn?bu · March 20, 2012

Idejas rota?u istabas noform?jumam

Esmerlda · November 08, 2010

Awesome concepts. As a Kindergarden teacher, I love the simplicity and flexibility of the structures. The kids must really get a kick out this.

R Goldschmidt · July 19, 2010

Great Kindergarten. That is the mining of the word "Reconverse yourself into a child's mind". Great job, Bravo.

Marika Varady · April 13, 2010

Some hand drawn perspective for CI

adriano · May 10, 2009

very good work

Leif · April 01, 2009

Ser supert ut!

sahil · March 11, 2009

waw g8!!!!!!!!!!

fayegh · October 19, 2008

very lovely, tnx for lots of pics,plan and diagrams

josefina · September 22, 2008

I would love to be a kinder in that place. Love moving furniture, secret places to play. The outside arquitecture is also showing whats happenning inside, but more hard. good decision.
Really nice work.
congratulations to the arqs!.


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