Karoline Goldhofer Daycare Centre / heilergeiger architekten und stadtplaner BDA

Karoline Goldhofer Daycare Centre / heilergeiger architekten und stadtplaner BDA

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Memmingen, Germany
  • Authors: Jörg Heiler, Peter Geiger
  • Collaborators: Gorazd Cater, Miriam Hirn, Claudia Kießig, Tina Kolb, Fabiana Pizzoli, Theresa Schuster
  • 3d Thermodynamically Simulation: Ifes Institut für angewandte Energiesimulation
  • Fire Protection Systems: Anwander GmbH & Co. KG
  • City: Memmingen
  • Country: Germany
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Karoline Goldhofer Daycare Centre  / heilergeiger architekten und stadtplaner BDA - Exterior Photography
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Text description provided by the architects. The concept for the daycare centre originates from the Reggio pedagogy applied in it, which was consciously chosen by the non-profit Alois Goldhofer Foundation. In this pedagogy reusing and taking care of the old is essential. Another elementary aspect is that the strengths of the existing building are used rather than its weaknesses. For this, the stock of the old house is activated.

Karoline Goldhofer Daycare Centre  / heilergeiger architekten und stadtplaner BDA - Exterior Photography
© Nicolas Felder

Therefore the old house was preserved, exempted, and encased under a new, translucent shell. The resulting spaces between old and new are space extensions for the daycare and elements of the sustainable energy concept. The new shell made of recyclable polycarbonate is a collector of light and energy. It allows the existing walls to remain uninsulated and as a historical layer.

Karoline Goldhofer Daycare Centre  / heilergeiger architekten und stadtplaner BDA - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Nicolas Felder
Karoline Goldhofer Daycare Centre  / heilergeiger architekten und stadtplaner BDA - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Nicolas Felder

In the cold seasons, the passive solar energy gained through the façade is used for the building's heat balance. In summer the storage mass of the stock and a rainwater cistern support the natural cooling of the house. So the natural generation of energy and circularity become part of the children’s day-to-day life. The energy concept is thus an interplay of space, light, stock, and use. This makes it possible to save and gain energy architecturally and spatially - alternatively to conventional thermal insulations. By reducing and reusing building materials and "grey energy" as well as cutting CO2 to 5 kg/m2a the climate target of 2050 is already met now.

Karoline Goldhofer Daycare Centre  / heilergeiger architekten und stadtplaner BDA - Interior Photography, Chair
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Karoline Goldhofer Daycare Centre  / heilergeiger architekten und stadtplaner BDA - Interior Photography, Kitchen
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The concept can be experienced in the architecture of the daycare centre. Construction, materiality, and details of the old residential house are left as they are and become perceptible elements of the new purpose and space: The existing walls support the new roof. The old chimney stands in the central meeting place, the piazza. The clinker bricks of the former façade enclose the high movement room together with the new translucent shell. The previous swimming pool, where the residents used to swim, is now a hiding place for the children and can be entered via a wooden playhouse.

Karoline Goldhofer Daycare Centre  / heilergeiger architekten und stadtplaner BDA - Interior Photography
© Nicolas Felder

The scale of the fixtures also indicates for whom the building is intended, namely children. The furniture is not only supposed to fulfill pure functions such as storing objects or providing seating, but also offers platforms for the children to act. Additional materials are used raw or untreated for their reusability and to make the building process visible for the kids.

Karoline Goldhofer Daycare Centre  / heilergeiger architekten und stadtplaner BDA - Interior Photography
© Nicolas Felder
Karoline Goldhofer Daycare Centre  / heilergeiger architekten und stadtplaner BDA - Interior Photography, Kitchen
© Nicolas Felder

Reuse and circularity are also continued in the landscape architecture. Here the children can play and experiment with founded materials between the old trees in the founders’ spacious former garden.

Karoline Goldhofer Daycare Centre  / heilergeiger architekten und stadtplaner BDA - Exterior Photography
© Nicolas Felder

The architecture of the daycare centre is looking for answers to the tasks of the European "Green Deal" to transform our continent climate-neutrally and ecologically: How do we use building stock and save resources? How do we avoid CO2 and gain space? How can climate protection be experienced as spatial enrichment?

Karoline Goldhofer Daycare Centre  / heilergeiger architekten und stadtplaner BDA - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Nicolas Felder

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Address:Berwangweg 10, 87700 Memmingen, Germany

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Cite: "Karoline Goldhofer Daycare Centre / heilergeiger architekten und stadtplaner BDA" 03 Aug 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/957704/karoline-goldhofer-daycare-centre-heilergeiger-architekten-und-stadtplaner-bda> ISSN 0719-8884

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