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The day-care centre for children “Schöne Aussicht” is a prototype of the building block design system for childcare facilities in Frankfurt on the Main. The design has been developed on the basis of a competition won in 2009. The centre comprises two-storey buildings of varying sizes, which are currently errected at several locations in the city of Frankfurt. The buildings are timber structures which meet the passive house standard. As of 1 August 2013 children are entitled to a place at a day-care facility from the age of one. Thus, municipalities in Germany are obliged to provide this slot in a crèche or a daycare centre. Particularly in large cities and areas of high population density much work remains to be done to implement the legislation. Hence, in 2009 the City of Frankfurt on the Main organised the design competition “Baukastensystem für Kindertagesstätten” (building block design system for childcare facilities) with the objective to acquire type designs, which can be implemented several times at various locations in the city. Birk Heilmeyer und Frenzel Architekten came off as one of the winners of the competition. The first day-care centre for children based on the building block design system has now been completed. At present there are five more under construction, or in the design process. View more View full description
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