Article source: Arhitektura Jure Kotnik
Kindergarten Ajda is the extension a kindergarten in Ravne na Koroškem, a Slovene town well known for its long tradition of manufacturing steel. Ajda is located in a housing neighborhood built in the 1980s. It has replaced a former temporary kindergarten extension, which was set up from three containers and had one playroom, offering at the time immediate relief for lack of kindergarten space. Since containers proved a good solution, the local authorities commissioned the new, permanent kindergarten extension to be built out of containers as well13 containers ISO 20’ were therefore added to the three existing ones and all of them carefully incorporated into a unique whole, once again showing the ease with which containers help efficiently and quickly manage building size: as they are added or removed, container buildings can grow larger or smaller. Ajda’s containers are arranged into clusters and joined by a single roof, with spaces in between used for various purposes, such as dressing room, covered terraces and multi-purpose entrance. Since the frame structure of the kindergarten is from containers, the result is a spacious kindergarten constructed within a budget lower than that of an average Slovene kindergarten.
- Architects: Arhitektura Jure Kotnik
- Project: Kindergarten Ajda 2
- Location: Ravne Na Koroškem, Slovenia
- Design Team: Jure Kotnik, Andrej Kotnik, Tjaša Mavrič, Tina Marn
- Container System: Conhouse
- Producer: Trimo D. D.
- Client: Municipality Ravne Na Koroškem
- Project Year: 2011
- Photographs: Miran Kambic