AD Round Up: Kindergardens Part II

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.

Arreletes 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…)

Kindergarten 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…)

Kindergarten 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…)

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Day 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…)

Children’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…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Kindergardens Part II" 20 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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