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Kindergarden Schukowitzgasse / KIRSCH Architecture

Kindergarden Schukowitzgasse / KIRSCH Architecture

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  • Project Leader:Hannah Feigl
  • General Planner:Kirsch ZT Gmbh
  • Structural Engineer:Werkraum Wien ZT Gmbh
  • Planning Hvacr:Bauklimatik Gmbh, Technisches Büro Braun
  • Landscape Design:Rajek Barosch Landschaftsarchitektur
  • General Contractor:Fa. Pittel & Brausewetter Wien
  • Timber Construction:Fa. Kaufmann Bausysteme Reuthe
  • Client:Stadt Wien, MA 34, MA 19
  • Occupant:MA 10
  • Total Floor Area:1.225m²
  • Effective Surface:1.150m²
  • Size Of Building Site:1.500m²
  • City:Wien
  • Country:Austria
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Text description provided by the architects. CONCEPT ARCHITECTURE

Situated in a heterogenuous suburban surrounding the 2 storey structure expresses a distinct identity harmonizing with its neighbouring buildings.

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© Hertha Hurnaus

Complex simplicity – simple complexity

The concept of a spatial open square core is enlarged by a “filter” layer comprising boxlike secondary rooms, external stairs, sun protected playgrounds and a “green” façade. This intermediate layer works as a “verandah” zone mediating between the inside and the outside, allowing manifold outlooks and insights. Inside perspectives enable the user at any point to orientate him/herself within the building.

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© Hertha Hurnaus
Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Functional openness – spatial intimacy

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© Hertha Hurnaus

The entrance, administration / therapie, the bistro and 2 group rooms for infants are situated on the ground floor. On the first floor, there is a floating space for 4 groups according to the occupant’s concept of an “open mode” . One of the groups is seperated by glass walls to serve as a relaxation room. The servicing rooms (i.e sanitry boxes, storage and play niches) are placed at the façade as annexes to the main space.

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© Hertha Hurnaus


To stick to the prefixed schedule for completion, the coice fell on a mixed system of prefab-construction between in situ concrete and prefabricated cross laminated timber: The ground slab and the slab between ground and upper floor of the square core (22 / 22m) is made of in situ concrete combined with columns of spun concrete. The roof is made of cross laminated timber (BBS), as well as the prefabricated boxes. A rectangular core of reinforced concrete and the slab next to the central staircase are used for the lateral reinforcement of the building.

© Hertha Hurnaus
© Hertha Hurnaus


The kindergarden fulfills the requirements of a passive house standard. The heating and cooling system is based on a air / water heating pump situated on the flat roof.

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Address:Schukowitzgasse 85, 1220 Wien, Austria

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Cite: "Kindergarden Schukowitzgasse / KIRSCH Architecture" 04 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/781414/kindergarden-schukowitzgasse-kirsch-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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