The Moravia Kindergarten / Alejandro Restrepo Montoya + Javier Castañeda Acero

© Sergio Gómez

Architects: Alejandro Restrepo Montoya ,
Location: Carrera 57, Medellín, Antioquia,
Architect In Charge: Javier Castañeda Acero + Alejandro Restrepo Montoya
Design Team: Javier Castañeda Acero, Alejandro Restrepo Montoya, Edison Bedoya Santamaría, Juan Esteban Parra Henao, Pablo Rico Álvarez, Jorge Andrés Arenas Betancur, Juan David Cerón Betancur, Zulay Andrea Rendón Cardona
Area: 950.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Sergio Gómez, Juan Felipe Gómez Tobón

Te Mirumiru / Collingridge & Smith Architects

© Simon Devitt

Architects: Collingridge & Smith Architects
Location: , northland
Architect In Charge: Phil Smith
Design Team: Phil Smith, Graham Collingridge, Grayson Wanda, Chloe Pratt
Client: Ngati Hine Health Trust
Mechanical & Electrical Consultant: Eco Design Consultants and WSP
Planning Supervisor: Simon Yates
Lightning Consultant: Mike Renwick, Lighthouse Remuera
Contractor|: Howard Harnett Builders
Area: 572.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Simon Devitt

Solrosen Kindergarten / Stein Halvorsen Arkitekter

© Jonas Aarre Sommarset

Architects: Stein Halvorsen Arkitekter
Location: Kong Rings gate 17, 3510 Hønefoss,
Project area: 1,300 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Jonas Aarre Sommarset

AD Round Up: Kindergardens Part V

Five great kindergardens in Europe for our fifth selection of previously featured projects. Check them all after the break.

Rosales del Canal / Magén Arquitectos
The Kindergarden in Rosales del Canal is located in an area of residential growth in the south-west of Zaragoza. This is the first phase of an educational facility that will be completed with the primary education building. In agreement with the criteria on accessibility and preferably south-facing orientation of teaching spaces, the three buildings – Kindergarten, dining hall/gymnasium and primary – are arranged in a U-shape on the perimeter of the plot (read more…)

El Porvenir Social Kindergarden / Giancarlo Mazzanti

© Rodrigo Davila

Architect: Giancarlo Mazzanti
Location: Bosa, Bogota,
Project Team: Fredy Pantoja, Susana Somoza, Ricardo Silva, Andrés Sarmiento, Juliana Angarita, Rocio Lamprea, Jairo Ovalle, Andrés Morales, Maria Alejandra Perez
Collaborators: Felipe Castro, Beatriz Robayo, Ramon Morales
Model: Jaime Borbon
Project Area: 2,100 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Rodrigo Davila

Monthey Kindergarden / Bonnard Woeffray Architectes

© Hannes Henz

Architects: Bonnard Woeffray Architectes
Location: Monthey, Switzerland
Collaborator: Nuno Ferreira
Client: Commune de Monthey
Project Year: 2007-2008
Project Area: 1,200 sqm
Photographs: Hannes Henz

Segrt Hlapic Kindergarten / Radionica Arhitekture

© Boris Cvjetanovic

Architects: Radionica Arhitekture / Goran Rako, Nenad Ravnic, Josip Sabolic
Location: Sesvete, Zagreb,
Project Team: Vedrana Ivanda, Kristina Jeren, Goran Rako, Nenad Ravnic, Josip Sabolic
Collaborator: Mateo Bilus
Structural Engineering: Branko Galic
Site Area: 6,720 sqm
Project Area: 2,700 sqm
Project Year: 2004
Construction Year: 2008
Photographs: Boris Cvjetanovic

AD Round Up: Kindergartens Part III

© Domagoj Blazevic

It’s the place where your little kid will spent most of their time outside your house. Shouldn’t it be nice? Here’s our third selection of previously featured kindergartens. Check them all after the break!

Medo Brundo Kindergarten /
How to design a kindergarten on a too small plot ? What if the plot is overshadowed by a massive nine-story block on it’s south side ? What if the plot is surrounded by the heavy traffic? The kindergarten is initially conceived as a single-story mat building – compact, introverted, autocatalytic, with clearly defined borders. Due to the context, the mat is pushed away from the shadow and folded up towards the sun (read more…)

Knarvik Kindergarden / M3 Architecture

© Thomas Tysseland

Architects: M3 Architecture
Location: Knarvik, Nordhordland, Norway
Cladding: Kebony
Project Area: 1,000 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Thomas Tysseland

Rosales del Canal Kindergarden / Magén Arquitectos

© Jesus Granada

Architects: Magén Arquitectos / Jaime Magén, Fco. Javier Magén
Location: Zaragoza,
Developer: Government of Aragon
Construction Company: Gótico Construcciones y Rehabilitaciones SA
Project Area: 1,790,22 sqm
Budget: 1,936,546.98 €
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Jesús Granada

Epinay Nursery School / BP Architectures

Architects: member of Collective PLAN 01
Location: Epinay-sous-Senart, France
Project Manager: Solveig Doat
Structural Engineering: EVP INGENIERIE
Project Area: 1,500 sqm
Budget: $2,000,000 Euro
Project Year: 2006-2010
Photographs: Courtesy of BP Architectures

KIGA / AllesWirdGut Architektur

Architects: AllesWirdGut Architektur
Location: Arlberg,
Collaborator: Jan Schröder
Client: Gemeinde
Project Area: 625 sqm
Construction Year: 2007
Photographs: Hertha Hurnaus &

Lucinahaven Toulov Childcare / CEBRA


Architects: CEBRA
Location: Taulov,
Client: The municipality of Fredericia
Project Area: 1,200 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: CEBRA & Per Lauridsen

Kindergarten Barbapapà / ccd studio

© Fabio Mantovani

Architects: ccd studio
Location: Comune de Vignola, MO,
Architects in Charge: Luca Ciaffoni, Michele Ciutti, Antonio Di Marcantonio
Project Team: Alessandro Di Remigio, Dario Di Francesco, Fabiana Petrella, Marta Gaudieri, Nicole Balassone
Artistic advice: Aldo Benedetti
Structural Engineering: Umberto Cianci, Marcello Di Domenicantonio
Site Area: 5,600 sqm
Project Area: 1,158 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Fabio Mantovani

Ajurinmäki Daycare Center / AFKS

© Jussi Tiainen

Architects: AFKS / Frondelius + Keppo + Salmenperä
Location: Espoo,
Client: City of Espoo
Project Area: 1,060 sqm
Project Year: 2005-2009
Photographs: Jussi Tiainen

Nursery School in Pamplona / Larraz Arquitectos

© Iñaki Bergera
© Iñaki Bergera

Architect: Larraz Arquitectos
Location: Pamplona, Navarra,
Collaborator: Juan Miguel Garcia, architect
Technical Architects: Atec Aparejadores
Engineering: Naven Ingenieros
Structure: FS Estructuras
Builder: HNV
Client: Ayuntamiento de Pamplona
Project Area: 1,519 sqm
Proyect Year: 2009
Photographs: Iñaki Bergera

© Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera © Iñaki Bergera

Medo Brundo Kindergarten / njiric+ arhitekti

© Domagoj Blazevic
© Domagoj Blazevic

Architects: njiric+ arhitekti doo
Location: Zagreb,
Architects in Charge: Hrvoje Njirić, Davor Busnja
Structure: G&F – Eugen Gajsak, Zagreb
Services: SM Inzenjering – Slavko Mamic / HIT Projekt – Slavko Simunovic / ELAG – Zvonimir Gajsak
Client: Grad Zagreb
Contractor: Jelacic d.o.o.
Project Area: 2,300 sqm
Budget: 900 €/sqm
Project Year: 2005
Construction Year: 2006-2008
Photographs: Domagoj Blazevic &

© Domagoj Blazevic © Domagoj Blazevic © Domagoj Blazevic © Domagoj Blazevic

AD Round Up: Kindergardens Part II

Probably, the first place outside our homes where we spend a large time of the day. So to finish this week’s Round Up, we bring you our second part of previously featured Kindergardens. See the first part here.

1Arreletes Day Care Centre / Xavier Vilalta Studio
Els Alamús, a small village of seven hundred inhabitants, is situated on a hill in the middle of the plain of Lleida, surrounded by a landscape where are predominant agricultural fields and fruit trees, a geometric landscape, planned and designed, result of the work of men’s hands and the engineering (read more…)

2Kindergarten Dandelion Clock / Ecker Architekten
The kindergarten ‘Dandelion Clock’ educates children with physical or developmental handicaps. Four similar modules form the building, three of which contain two classrooms and a therapy room. Overhangs shade façades and permit outdoor play in poor weather. The units are radially distributed about an atrium (read more…)

3Kindergarten Sighartstein / Kadawittfeldarchitektur
Situated on the periphery of the site of green meadows and felds, the first impression of the construction site provided the idea for the sculptural facade by way of an elevated grass turf. The oversized “grass blades” communicate the building’s unique identity and provides an orientation marker for the kindergarten (read more…)

4Day care centre de kleine Kikker / Drost + van Veen architecten
The new building is a playful design, joyful and with a lot of colour. It overlooks the grazing sheep in the meadow. Next to the building, to the left, there is a characteristic old farm, a monument, with a thatch roof, on the right, a wooden cowshed. The new building is conceived as a contemporary type of farm (read more…)

5Children’s Recreation Centre / AIR Architecture
The children’s recreation centre is located in a small rural town in the midst of agricultural warehouses. The plan takes into account the particular layout of the site: the building can be accessed only through a narrow path that stretches into it. The main structure follows and reinforces this urban pattern, thereby becoming an articulation (read more…)