Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Playground building in Utrecht, The Netherlands by Van Rooijen Architecten
September 29th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Van Rooijen Architecten
In an inner courtyard close to the city center of Utrecht a playground is situated for the children of the neighborhood. The old existing building on the playground was to be replaced by a new one. The brief called for a modest, durable and safe new building that would upgrade the playground and appeal to children. The building has separate spaces for a kindergarten. By means of a movable partition the spaces can be interlinked to provide space for different activities and multiple uses.
Within a very tight budget a colorful light-hearted object was designed and introduced in the playground. The relationship between inside and outside is playfully strengthened with specific openings and windows. A large covered canopy for sheltered play features the front of the building. Natural wood and color determines the cozy and comfortable atmosphere of the interior.
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