Archive for the ‘Child Care’ Category
Saturday, May 18th, 2013
Article source: Architectuur +
Baby Sensory is an award winning baby development class designed to support baby sensorial development and has been designed specifically for babies from birth. The baby development activities stimulate the senses and help babies develop. This is the first baby sensory® franchise facility that has been designed for its purpose. Natural sunlight and circulation have been used as guidelines to define the site plan providing many possibilities of use and enjoyment.
Image courtesy Architectuur +
- Architects: Architectuur +
- Team: Cristina Aquino and Judit Taberna
- Project: Baby Peque Kids for Baby Sensory
- Location: Barcelona, Spain
- Project Owner: Baby Peque Kids
- Project Completion Date: October, 2012
- Project Type: Education – Early learning activities
- Project Site Context/Setting: Urban / Interior design
- Building Gross Floor Area: 172,94 square meter
- Other Building Description: Renovation
- Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: 80,000.00 €
- Software used: Vectorworks
Sunday, May 12th, 2013
Article source: Cornell University Sustainable Design
Armadillo Crèche is the design for an early childhood development (ECD) center in Johannesburg, South Africa. It accommodates 80 children and houses a teacher-training center. Standing on an elevated site, the ECD center is a beacon for education.
Image courtesy Cornell University Sustainable Design
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Article source: kavakava Architects
The city of Tartu has the goal of implementing high-quality modern architecture in new public buildings. The new kindergarten, which is located in one of the most dilapidated areas of Tartu (the so-callled Chinatown is a former Soviet military garrison), is a result of this policy. The kindergarten´s layout – a six-cornered, star-shaped floor plan forced into a square – arose from the desire to avoid long corridors and to create an orderly outer perimeter and street space for the building. Building is situated on one edge of the plot and leaves the southern side free as a play area.
Image Courtesy © Lauri Kulpsoo
- Architects: kavakava Architects
- Project: Kindergarten Lotte
- Location: Tartu, Estonia
- Photography: Aivo Kallas, Kaido Haagen, Lauri Kulpsoo, Kristo Nurmis
Architect: Indrek Peil, Siiri Vallner (team Sten Mark Mändmaa) /Kavakava
Interior Design: Tea Tammelaan, Malle Jürgenson, Krista Lepland, Sirli Ehari/ Laika, Belka & Strelka
- Client: Tartu City Goverment, Department of Education
- Site: 8041m²
- Building Area: 2292m²
- Total Floor Area: 1885m²
- Volume: 9395m3
- Structure: cast in situ and prefabricated reinforced concrete
- Total costs: 2.5milj €
- General Contractor: Merko Tartu
- Design date: 2006
- Realisation date: 2008
Sunday, March 17th, 2013
Article source: Despang Architekten
The new day care center of Göttingen University is the most recent case study of several typological educational prototypes Despang Architekten has investigated in within the last years. The strategy of this project is a symbiosis of architecture and nature with a high ecological standard. The symbiosis was achieved through mainly berming the building and opening it with a passive solar “curtain wall” towards the south. Part of the goal was the development of a by the best value of the inflationary term sustainable building, which besides other performative aspects has a very low heating and cooling demand. Critical and fundamental in the design process was the maximum exposure to the south and closure to the north with optimized insulation. Access to the building is given from the east and utilizes the given infrastructure of the two adjacent buildings.
Image Courtesy © Olaf Baumann
- Architects: Despang Architekten
- Project: Kita Göttingen
- Location: Göttingen, Germany
- Photography: Jochen Stüber, Olaf Baumann
- Year of construction: 2010
- Builder-owner: Georg-August-University Göttingen
- Occupant: Studentenwerk Göttingen
- Architectural design: Despang Architekten (Dresden, Munich, Hannover, Honolulu ( University of Hawaii Manoa, USA) Günter und Martin Despang / project team: Dipl.-Ing. Philip Hogrebe, Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Steveker
- Passive house design: RAUMPLAN Architekten und Ingenieure, Hannover (Certified Passive House Designers), Dipl.-Ing. Architektin Stefanie von Heeren mit Dipl.-Ing. M.Sc. Architekt Matthias Wohlfahrt
- Structural engineering: Drewes + Speth Beratende Ingenieure im Bauwesen, Hannover
- Building services engineering: Ingenieurgesellschaft Grabe mbH, Hannover
- Landscape design: Landschaftsarchitektur und Umweltplanung Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Kohl, Göttingen
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Article source: Atelier d’Architecture Laurent Tournié
The center is a place of care, sharing and coordination of various activities for supporting and relieving handicapped children and their families in the Cahors area. Located on the left bank of the Lot, The “Terre Rouge” district gradually slopes towards the river. A complicated underground where clays and big limestone blocks resist to geometry.
Image Courtesy Atelier d’Architecture Laurent Tournié
- Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Laurent Tournié
- Project: Daycare Center for Disabled Children
- Location: Cahors, France
- Program: Daycare activity areas – office and administrative area – interior pool – 34 parking spaces (17 underground)
- Client: APAJH – Lot (Association pour Adultes et Jeunes Handicapés du Lot)
- Associated Architect: F. Martinez
- Assistants Architects: S. Nichele, A Tajerrashti
- Collaborators: J.Avignon, P.J.Artins, Y.Chereau, I.Roig, N.Arnal
- Engineers: IES
- Area: 1,390 sqm
- Year: 2011
- Software used: ArchiCAD and Adobe CS5
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Article source: Hondelatte Laporte Architectes
The Giraffe childcare center is located in the C1 block of the Seguin Rives de Seine district in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburban area of Paris. The program houses a 60 bed childcare center and 20 bed day nursery. The building has been awarded the green “zéro Energie Effinergie” label. This public building is located next to Jean Nouvel’s “Horizons” tower, at the junction between the “Vieux pont de Sèvres” neighbourhood, built in the 70’s, and the new area called “ le Trapèze”.
Image Courtesy © Philippe Ruault
- Architects: Hondelatte Laporte Architectes
- Project: Giraffe Childcare Center
- Location: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
- Photography: Philippe Ruault
- Project manager: Virginie Davo
- Project team: Charlotte Fagart (architect)
- Engineering: Studetech
- HEQ Engineering: GCB Gestion Conseil Bâtiment
- Client: SAEM Val de Seine Aménagement
- Program: 60 bed childcare center and 20 bed day nursery
- Competition: january 2009
- Delivery: 2012
- Area: 1450 Sqm
- Cost: 3 744 000€ HT
- Construction companies: SPIE SCGPM (general contractor), AAB (animals sculpture)
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
Article source: TallerDE2 Arquitectos + Gutiérrez-delafuente Arquitectos
The project Childminders Centre (Haus der Tagesmütter) is the first of four buildings which are currently under construction as an implementation of the proposal awarded with the 1st Prize in the International Competition Europan 9 in the city of Selb, Germany. This first project, finished on September 2012, has been also awarded with the Biennial International Prize ‘First Works-2013’ by the German magazine Bauwelt.
Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda
- Architects: TallerDE2 Arquitectos + Gutiérrez-delafuente Arquitectos
- Project: Childminders Centre (Haus der Tagesmütter)
- Location: Selb, Germany
- Photography: Fernando Alda
- Years: 1st Prize Europan 9 Selb
- Competition: 2008
- Completion: September 2012
- Client: City of Selb
- Collaborators team: Surveyors: SelbWERK GmbH., Structural engineers: Ingenieurbüro Schultheiß – Dietel., Services engineers: Ingenieurbüro Peter Möller / Netzel + Rennert.
- Construction Company: Karl Roth Baumeister GmbH & Co.KG.
- Budget: 1.267.000€.
- Gross floor area: 510,30m2.
Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Article source: Clermont Architectes
The Centre de la Petite Enfance (Early Childhood Center) was built on the green and pristine outskirts of Saint Genis-Pouilly, right next to Geneva and the CERN, right at the border between France and Switzerland.
The site is to become a new ensemble of housing and public buildings, which the new tramway project will connect directly Geneva.
Image Courtesy Clermont Architectes
- Architects: Clermont Architectes
- Project: Early Childhood Center
- Location: Saint Genis-Pouilly, France
- Software used: ArchiCAD
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
Sølund retirement community is situated at one of the most distinguished locations in Copenhagen, in the vibrant urban space between the Copenhagen Lakes to the one side and the dynamic city street of Ryesgade to the other. Henning Larsen Architects’ proposal for the new Sølund is designed as one large, continuous building block that engages in close dialogue with the surrounding buildings and creates simple, easily accessible spatialities – both on the inside and on the outside. The project also includes a new daycare centre.
Street view : Image Courtesy Henning Larsen Architects
- Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
- Project: Sølund Retirement Community
- Location: Ryesgade, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Client: KAB
- Architects: Henning Larsen Architects, BBP Architects and architects Ole and Jytte Andersen
- Landscape Architect: Schul Landscape Architects
- Engineers: Henrik Larsen Consulting Engineers and Hundsbæk og Henriksen Consulting Engineers
- Gross Floor Area: 38,500 m2
- Type of Assignment: Finalist in invited, international competition
- Team at Henning Larsen Architects: Lars Steffensen (responsible partner), Martin Stenberg (lead design architect), Mikkel Eskildsen, Rafel Crespo, Chenqi Jia, Charlotte Søderhamn Nielsen, Peter Dahlsgaard Nielsen, Christian Schjøll, Grace Xu, Martin Vraa Nielsen, Jakob Strømann-Andersen and Lærke Bjerre.
Friday, July 6th, 2012
Article source: Földes & Co. Architects Ltd.
We meant this day care, designed for the small town of Zsámbék near to the capital, to be a building which can add value to this small-town and featureless residential built enviroment.
We mixed the functionally strict floor plan of the créche with a traditional and community building space form – the cloister. We’ve placed the group rooms and the central multifunctional space around the cloister. This way the créche became appropriate for developing relationship between parents and organising baby-parent events as well.
Image Courtesy Tibor Zsitva
- Architects: Földes & Co. Architects Ltd.
- Project: Daycare
- Location: Zsámbék, Hungary
- Lead architects: László Földes, Csaba Balogh
- Project team: Levente Sirokai, János Sarusi-Kis, Péter Sónicz, Kati Fábry, Ágnes Deigner
- Client: Local Government of Zsámbék
- Building area: netto 631 m2
- Completion: 2011
- Software used: Archicad for the plans