Kindergarten Terenten, designed by feld72, is located in Terenten, a mountain village in the Val Pusteria in South Tyrol, Italy. South Tyrol is a border region, a territory which is defined by the overlapping of three cultures, visual expressed through architecture. Therefore, this new building acts as a mediator between these worlds, starting from the context but transcending it.
The site location is dominated by its topography, and the architects thoughtfully designed a building that would integrate with its environment. The kindergarten emerges from the ground, on one side a clear building, on the other side already integral part of the landscape. The scale relates to the surrounding village, and also takes the perspective of the children into account. Using traditional architectural elements of the context the building successfully translates them into a contemporary form.
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Location: Terenten, Southtyrol, Italy
Structure Consultant: Obrist & Partner
Energy Consultant: energytech gmbh
Project Area: 1,045 sqm
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Hertha Hurnaus