Kindergarten Loka Črnomelj
The existence of healthful society is the existence of society by individual education. And it always starts with childhood. The kindergarten is first about creating a safe, playful, and inspiring space for kids to grow up and experience their environment. At its core, kids experience their environment from a certain horizon, specific focus, singular perception, and own understanding.
In Regulations and guidelines exist for almost every aspect of school building, from the requisite volume of air in a classroom to the playground space that must be provided for every individual pupil. So how can we design the regulations and guidelines dependent institution that cares and dignifies each individual child and support his personal diversity?
The notion of design proposal is based on a concept that kids are fond of tiny tree houses as a series of small houses raised from the ground level, composed of several small and different worlds that vary in size and design. The scaled down environment dwells a set of six tree houses, becoming an individual words, comprehensible from a kid’s horizon, rescaled perception, giving kids individuals the ability of spatial conformation. Not only an individual world but a place feeling a sense of belonging to or setting up own identity. Design of the kindergarten is a certain architectural illumination of simplicity and purity of a child’s understanding of built environment. The design of the building and its certain architectural approach, successfully reacts by the relatively complex requirements of the programming context, spatial organization, and orientation, complied with the economy of construction. Compact design enables easy wayfinding and nursery control within the building, short and clear communication channels. The building offers options for the modification or flexibility of indoor spaces without simple interventions by movable walls in the shape of its facilities, which ensures also the preservation of energy-saving design, quality user experience and cost-effective long life cycle of the public building.
Client Municipality Črnomelj, Eco Fund – Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning
Location Črnomelj, Slovenia
Project Year 2020
Building type Public
Area 2.400 m2
Stage Design and Build competition
Project description Project map “Vrtrec Loka Črnomelj”