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Kindergarten and crèche in Prangins, Switzerland by PIERRE-ALAIN DUPRAZ

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Article source: PIERRE-ALAIN DUPRAZ 

The new Prangins kindergarten is conceived as one big house that has been placed on a sloping site. The cruciform structure resulting from the interlocking volumes allow it to have a special relationship with the neighbouring ensemble. The four volumes, which are mutually staggered by a third of each unit’s floor height and interleaved, make the building appear to be smaller and visually less obtrusive.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra | FS + SG

  • Project: Kindergarten and crèche
  • Location: Chemin en Purian 7, Prangins, Switzerland
  • Photography: Thomas Jantscher, Fernando Guerra | FS + SG, Samuele Evolvi
  • Client: Commune de Prangins, Vaud
  • Project Managers: Nicola Chong, Frederico Vieira
  • Project Team: Julian Behrens, Maxime Beljansky, Kira Graf, Paolo Marchiori, Pierre Mencacci.
  • Budget: 9’500’000 CHF
  • Gross floor area: 1320m2
  • Realization: 2013-2015


Chrysalis Childcare Centre in Avondale, New Zealand by Collingridge and Smith Architects

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Article source: Collingridge and Smith Architects

Chrysalis Early Learning Center is an innovative early education and play center for 150 children, drawing on the culture and spirit of its place to create a nurturing environment around two mature heritage trees.

Image Courtesy © Archipro

  • Architects: Collingridge and Smith Architects
  • Project: Chrysalis Childcare Centre
  • Location: 1 Jomac Place, Avondale, New Zealand
  • Photography: Archipro
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: Chrysalis Early Learning Centre
  • Design Team: Phil Smith, Graham Collingridge, Evan Crighton
  • Structural Engineer: McNaughton Consulting Engineers
  • Site Area: Approximately 4692m2.
  • Gross Building Area: Approximately 800m²
  • Completed Date: January 2015


New solar energy-plus child day-care centre in Marburg, Germany by opus Architekten

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Article source: opus Architekten  

The design concept identifies three key concerns. Firstly: the need to slot a new building into the topography and character of a 19th century park with respect to its historic neighbouring structures, in particular a nearby chapel. Secondly: the desire to create a welcoming and lively educational environment both for children and the adults who work there. And last but not least: the aspiration to employ innovative technology to create a building that produces more energy than it consumes.

west view, Image Courtesy © Eibe Sönnecken

  • Architects: opus Architekten
  • Project: New solar energy-plus child day-care centre
  • Location: Cappeler Straße 68 / 35039 Marburg, Germany
  • Photography: Eibe Sönnecken
  • Client: Magistrate of the City of Marburg, represented by the Construction Department/ Günter Böth, Oliver Kutsch
  • Project management: SEG Marburg / Uta Brämer
  • Structural engineers: osd – office for structural design / Prof. Klaus Fäth, Frank Brückner / Gutleutstraße 96 / 60329 Frankfurt
  • Building services engineering: Plan4Life – Ingenieurbüro TGA / Thomas Helbing, Michael Knauer / Fellingshäuser Straße 49 / 35444 Biebertal
  • Electrical engineering: Schaub & Kühn – Ingenieurbüro Elektrotechnik / Norbert Kühn / Tilsiter Straße 3 / 35043 Marburg
  • Landscape architects: Köhler Landschaftsarchitekten / Günther Köhler, Markus Papenbrock / Rödgener Straße 18, 35463 Fernwald


MAISON DE LA PETITE ENFANCE in Lieusaint, France by NOMADE architectes

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Article source: NOMADE architectes

“It is important for children to like the Maison de la Petite Enfance, for them to feel comfortable there, free yet safe. It has to be gentle and tender with them, participate in their education, help them find their marks and stimulate their imaginations” – The elected officials of Lieusaint

With the children’s well-being in mind this is how NOMADE Architectes designed and carried out the project.

The town of Lieusaint is a community located 35 kilometers to the southeast of Paris in the Seine et Marne département. Serviced by RER line D, it is part of the greater Sénart region.

After a competition for the project, NOMADE Architectes was commissioned to design and build this facility that it wanted to make a symbol of developmental for the region.

The project responded to Lieusaint’s desire to build a prominent facility for early childhood.

Image Courtesy © Patrick Müller

Image Courtesy © Patrick Müller

  • Architects: NOMADE architectes
  • Location: Lieusaint, France
  • Photography: Patrick Müller
  • Client: Ville de Lieusaint (77)
  • Missions: MOP Base architecte mandataire + OPC + Synthèse
  • Consultation: Basic contract management on behalf of the public authority + coordination management
  • Performances Rating: RT 2012
  • Net Internal Surface: 1 200 m2
  • Total Cost Of The Building Work: 3.2 M€ HT
  • Timetable Of The Operation: 18 months
  • Competition: March 2011
  • Delivery: April 2016


FasTracKids in Staten Island, New York by Studio 16 Architecture

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Article source: Studio 16 Architecture 

Leading children’s enrichment education franchise FasTracKids International, ltd. has opened an academy on Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY to serve area children ages 3-6. The architects designed a modern, child friendly environment that directly reflects the innovative, technology driven program. The facility, located in a building also designed by the architects, features a free-standing curved walled classroom with a clear Plexiglas ceiling.

Image Courtesy © Zbig Jedrus

Image Courtesy © Zbig Jedrus

  • Architects: Studio 16 Architecture
  • Project: FasTracKids
  • Location: Staten Island, New York, USA
  • Photography: Zbig Jedrus


Papamoa in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand by Collingridge and Smith Architects (CASA)

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Article source: Collingridge and Smith Architects (CASA)

A very tight programme saw the Children’s centre designed, approved and completed in 9 months.

The building is located on the edge of the Papamoa Beach township and our brief was to create a design that captured the nostalgic kiwi bach (holiday house) feel.

Image Courtesy © Collingridge and Smith Architects (CASA)

Image Courtesy © Collingridge and Smith Architects (CASA)

  • Architects: Collingridge and Smith Architects (CASA)
  • Project: Papamoa
  • Location: Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Client: New Shoots Early Childhood Centres / Pukenui Properties
  • Structural Engineers: McNaughton Consulting Engineers
  • Project Architect: Phil Smith, CASA
  • Design Team: Phil Smith, Graham Collingridge, Grayson Wanda, Chloe Pratt
  • M&E consultant: Eco Design Consultants
  • Quantity surveyor: Pukenui Properties
  • Planning supervisor: Simon Yates
  • Lighting consultant: Mike Renwick, Lighthouse Remuera
  • Main contractor: Pukenui Properties
  • Form of contract and/or procurement: Negotiated Contract
  • Total cost: Approx NZ $1.5 million
  • Gross internal floor area: 650m² in 2 buildings, one preschool, one under 2’s
  • Tender date: Dec 2010
  • Start on site date: Jan 2011
  • Contract duration: 6 months



Tuesday, October 13th, 2015


In an urban fabric comprising a large number of single family homes and marked by former market gardens and industrial wastelands, the incorporation of a collective programme had to meet several conditions.

Image Courtesy © Stephan Lucas

Image Courtesy © Stephan Lucas

  • Location: Bagnolet, France
  • Photography: Stephan Lucas and David Boureau
  • Consultants: SLI (Sécurite Levage Ingénierie) All-trades engineering and quantity surveying
  • Client: Logis-Transports and Petite Enfance Gestion
  • Program: Construction of 22 apartments for social renting: studios, one-bedroom apartments, two-roomed apartments + childcare center (30 cribs // ground floor) + underground parking
  • Surface: 965 m² habitable floor area // 330 usable floor area // 1400 m² net floor area
  • Calendar: Completion October 2012
  • Cost: €2.4 M excl. VAT
  • Environmental objectives: RT 2005 -10% (French Thermal Regulation)


CHILD DAY CARE CENTRE in Brussel, Belgium by BUROBILL & ZAmpone architectuur

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Article source: BUROBILL & ZAmpone architectuur

This Child Day Care Center will house 68 children in the center of Brussels. There is limited space available in this building block that also hosts 3 schools, a music academy, after-school care & many more organizations to guide children from the day they enter into Day Care till the day leave school at the age of 18. This project is situated on the first floor of an existing building block. In order to get on this floor there is a concrete path to guide children and parents to the entrance. The same vocabulary of concrete curves is repeated in the terrace on the second floor that serves as external playground for the 68 children of the Day Care Center. In order to limit the weight of the concrete construction a system of modulation of supporting beams of the concrete terrace was designed. This project has been awarded the price of sustainable exemplary building project of the city of Brussels – year 2013 because it is designed to be a very low energy consuming renovation/extension of an existing building.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: BUROBILL & ZAmpone architectuur
  • Location: 1000 Brussel, Nieuwland 194, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Software used: Sketch up & Autocad
  • Client: vzw Kinderdagverblijf Lutgardisschool Elsene
  • Design / execution: 2013 / 2015
  • Floor area surface 1407 m²
  • Budget: € 2.003.226 excl. VAT and fees
  • Artwork: Benoît van Innis
  • Partners
    • Contractor: Ibo nv , Heffen
    • Structural engineer: Util bvba , Schaarbeek
    • Technical engineer: Arcade & Beco , Kontich


Beiersdorf Children’s Day Care Centre in Hamburg, Germany by kadawittfeldarchitektur

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Article source: kadawittfeldarchitektur

BRIEF Children’s day care centre for 7 groups | ADDED VALUE The colourful facade frames are a characteristic feature of the new kindergarten on the outside and a means to provide varied space for creative play inside. 

Image Courtesy © Werner Huthmacher

Image Courtesy © Werner Huthmacher

  • Architects: kadawittfeldarchitektur
  • Project: Beiersdorf Children’s Day Care Centre
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Werner Huthmacher
  • Construction volume: GFA 1,750 m², GV 7,000 m³
  • Client: Beiersdorf AG
  • Construction: 2012-2013
  • Project manager: Arno Schleicher, Ben Beckers
  • Award: DGNB gold certificate


Roebourne Children and Family Centre in Australia by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Article source: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Conceptual framework: Underlying principles: values; core ideas; philosophy

Roebourne Children and Family Centre has been designed to provide licensed child care places to mainly Aboriginal Families in the region.  Additionally the family centre component supports community groups and organisations by providing a multi-purpose activity space, kitchen, crèche, and a counseling room and medical examination suite focusing on child and youth issues.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

  • Architects: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
  • Project: Roebourne Children and Family Centre
  • Location: Roebourne, Australia
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Sketch-up and many card models
  • Project Team: Finn Pedersen, Adrian Iredale, Martyn Hook, Vincci Chow, Nikki Ross, Melissa Loong,Rebecca Angus, Khairani Khalifah, , Mary McAree, Drew Penhale, Matthew Fletcher
  •  Structural Engineer: Terpkos Engineering, Builder- Geraldton Building Services and Cabinets
  • Awards: 2014 Australian Institute of Architects AIA WA Chapter Colorbond Steel Commendation Award


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