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Kita L Child Care / Irlenbusch von Hantelmann Architekten

Kita L Child Care / Irlenbusch von Hantelmann Architekten

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Leipzig, Germany
  • Clients:City of Leipzig
  • City:Leipzig
  • Country:Germany
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© Johannes Ernst
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Text description provided by the architects. The great demand of child-care places and the simultaneous high cost pressure increase the danger to rely on fast but uninspired and trivial solutions. In case of this project we found high potential for a striking and individual building in the at first glance improper development plan, that was laid out for single-family homes.

© Johannes Ernst
© Johannes Ernst

As an answer to the diverse constraints like a nature-monument, the development plan, needed setbacks and an existing building, the new building is positioned as a nearly square shape in the northeastern area of the plot. The distinctive shape of the roof with three gables has a high recognition value for the children and offers unexpected special qualities inside. That way a generous atmosphere evolves out of the combination of access areas and cloakrooms in a main hall under the central roof; the compact and clear structure guarantees a high functionality and short distances.

© Johannes Ernst
© Johannes Ernst

As a contrast to the often loud and glaring surroundings we picked natural, calm and low-key materials an colours for the day-care-centre. The persistence and robustness were also crucial for the choice of materials. Render, wood, concrete and metal  make the construction of the building for children a real experience and offer visual as well as haptic stimulation; they are the frame for the “colourful decoration” by the user. The new building with its render-facade and three gables integrates in its surroundings, corresponds to the development plan for single-family homes but stay with its distinctive appearance recognisable as a public building. The structured irregular render-surface represents handcraft and is meant as a contemporary answer to the often uninspired flawless facades.

© Johannes Ernst
© Johannes Ernst

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Cite: "Kita L Child Care / Irlenbusch von Hantelmann Architekten" 17 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/933816/kita-l-child-care-irlenbusch-von-hantelmann-architekten> ISSN 0719-8884

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