Wolfgang Roth Architekten’s new kindergarten building in Stuttgart, which houses space for the children and staff, features a prefabricated wood façade with light filled interiors to promote learning. In an attempt to bring the children closer to the exterior, the classrooms were designed around internal courtyards. Plus, each of the three larger classrooms have full glazing to flood the rooms with light, and allow the children to see the surroundings. The vertical slating on the exterior creates a more permeable division, giving the overall building a lighter aesthetic.
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Client: Stuttgart University Bauamt Vaihingen and Hohenheim, Stuttgart Studentenwerk
phase 1 BA
1st and 2 group: Gross area: 320 m2 Enclosed space: 980 m3 Planning begins 6 / 2008 Construction started 1 / 2010 Completion: 5 / 2010
phase 2 BA 3rd group: Gross area: 140 m2 Enclosed space: 405 m3 Planning beginning 7 / 2009 Planned start of construction in 2010 Completion: planned 2010