The institution is built with two storeys, primarily to maximize the amount of free space at ground level, but also to be able to concentrate all functions closely arouind the common space.
THE SMALL IN THE BIG
Three children’s areas are located on the two storeys. From a shared entrance area it is possible to access each department which has its own cloakroom and sleeping hall.
THE HEART OF THE HOUSE
The common room is the heart of the house and has direct connections to both the entrance area, to each of the three children’s areas, to the playground and lies in close proximity to the kitchen and staff room.
The three children’s area can work as separately functioning units, be merged together or divided into smaller areas. Combined with the differences of the rooms, this gives the building a high degree of spatial flexibility which allows for the building to be used in many different ways for a variety of purposes.
CONNECTION TO THE PLAYGROUND
All three departments have a direct connection to the playground via their cloakrooms.
LANDSCAPE OF MOVEMENT
Challenges for the smallest, the slightly bigger and the oldest children, diversity of spatial experiences, surprises, a feeling of community and private spaces are all part of the landscape which moves as a magic carpet of possibilities for movement, play and learning throughout the plot.
BUILDING AND LANDSCAPE
The shape of the building mimes the moving shapes of the landscape in it’s own dynamic shape. The ground level’s withdrawn shape connects the landscape of movement outside with its counterpart inside.
As well as pedagogy and function, sustainability is integrated into the architecture, constructions and technical solutions throughout the building.