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Un Zeste De Citron in Oullins, Rhône, France by Y. Architectes

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Article source: Y. Architectes

At the age of 28 and 29 years, the two partners won their first public contract for the expansion of Marie Curie kindergarten in Oullins (Rhône, France). Delivered in September 2009, this operation involves the development of an existing part and the demolition of a prefabricated structure, replaced by an extension of 238 square meters area.

Image Courtesy © Brice Robert

  • Architects: Y. Architectes
  • Project: Un Zeste De Citron
  • Location: Oullins, Rhône, France
  • Photography: Brice Robert
  • Architects in charge: Yann Fontaine, Yann Drossart, Corinne Drossart
  • Client: City of Saint Priest
  • Cost: € 344 647 excl. TAV
  • Surface: 238 sqm
  • Completed: Septembre 2009


Kindergarten Lotte in Tartu, Estonia by kavakava Architects

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
    Engineers: RTG
  • 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

Kita Göttingen in Germany by Despang Architekten

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


La Baldufa Municipal Kindergarten in Baix Llobregat, Barcelona by ONL Arquitectura

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Article source: ONL Arquitectura

As the site is small and triangular in shape, the project design has to focus on devoting as much exterior space as possible to the playground, in a single area oriented to the south. The simplicity of the exterior building envelope, in particular the roof which has a single slope, is only broken by two skylights which provide the natural light needed inside the classrooms in a uniform way.

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Giaccone 

  • Architects: ONL Arquitectura
  • Project: La Baldufa Municipal Kindergarten
  • Location: Carrer Conflent, Olesa de Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Gianluca Giaccone
  • Team: Joan Nogué, Txema Onzain, Félix López
  • Project Data: 2008
  • Construction Data: 2009-2010
  • Surface in m2: 898 m2
  • Budget: 948.000€
  • Developer: Ajuntament d’Olesa de Montserrat
  • Constructors: SEPISA, S.A.
  • Collaborators: Arch. Gianluca Giaccone, Arch. Giorgia Sgarbossa, Mar Balcells, estudiant
  • Installations: Font i Armengol enginyers.
  • Structure: BIS Arquitectes

Passive Kindergarten Oostduinkerke in Koksijde, Belgium by BURO II + ARCHI+I

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Article source: BURO II + ARCHI+I

Due to the increasing number of students, the local Oostduinkerke school needed to expand. The building premises are situated in the centre of town, in between the backyards of the surrounding buildings. The newly constructed nursery section will be partly underground. This way, the new building creates a number of benefi ts: A scenic integration with the build-up environment and a spacious outside play area for the children. All classes walk out into a wind-free covered class garden that serves as a safe outside area.

Image Courtesy BURO II + ARCHI+I 

  • Architects: BURO II + ARCHI+I
  • Project: Passive Kindergarten Oostduinkerke
  • Location: Koksijde, Belgium
  • Photography: Klaas Verdru
  • Client: Municipal Koksij de
  • Team:
    IN COLLABORATION WITH E-STER [Energy audit – Energy advice]
    Arch. Tom Vandorpe [project director]
    Ir. Arch. Isabel Vlaeminck [design architect]
    Arch. Nancy Latruwe [project architect]
    Arch. urban planner Maarten Vansteenhuyse [landscape architect]
    Int.arch. Joost Claeys [interior architect]
  • Area surface: 8.363,63 m²
  • Land use of the building: 4.736,33 m³
  • Gross floor area: 1.246.38 m²

Aurinkokivi School Competition in Vantaa, Finland by Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Article source: Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen 

Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen Ltd. has designed a future school concept for Aurinkokivi area in Vantaa, Finland. The design was awarded in the architectural competition for its inspiring architecture and child-friendly spaces. The City of Vantaa announced the results of Aurinkokivi school design competition on 14.2.2013. Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen was awarded a purchase prize with the entry “Tivoli”.

Image Courtesy Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen 

  • Architects: Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen 
  • Project: Aurinkokivi School Competition
  • Location: Vantaa, Finland
  • Year: 2012-13
  • Use: School, kindergarten and nursery
  • Floor area: 9000 m2
  • Software used: Archicad and Rhino

School House and kindergarten in Grono, Switzerland by Raphael Zuber Architekt

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Article source: Raphael Zuber Architekt

The building stands in the middle of a garden on a public square. The square is a uniformly sloping paved surface, planted with walnut trees and is the playground for the school. The garden is a circular crater, overgrown with a field of flowers, and is the outside play area for the kindergarten. The geometry of the garden and the level of the building are determined by a quadrate horizontal surface on which the building stands and by the two approaches.

Image Courtesy © Javier Miguel Verme 

  • Architects: Raphael Zuber Architekt
  • Project: School House and kindergarten
  • Location: Grono, Switzerland
  • Photography: Javier Miguel Verme
  • Client: Comune politico di 6537 Grono 
  • Competition: 1st prize, 2007 
  • Architect: Raphael Zuber, Chur 
  • Collaborators: David Gianinazzi, Kosuke Yutani 
  • Project Managemer: Thomas Melliger – Bauplanung, Zürich 
  • Construction supervisor: Devis Bruni and Giulio Cereghetti, Mesocco 
  • Structural Engineer: Patrick Gartmann (Conzett Bronzini Gartmann AG, Chur) 
  • Landscape Architect: 4D AG Landschaftsarchitekten, Bern 
  • Beginn of planning: january 2008 
  • Beginn of construction: march 2009 
  • End of construction: August 2011


Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Article source: RIPOLLTIZON

Consell Kindergarten is the extension of the School Complex “Bartomeu Ordines” in Consell, Mallorca (Spain). The new building is composed of: six classrooms (for children between 3 and 5 years old), one psychomotor classroom and a dining area including kitchen.  

Image Courtesy José Hevia

  • Architects: RIPOLLTIZON
  • Location: Francisca Homar Pascual Av. – Consell. Mallorca. Spain
  • Architect: Pep Ripoll – Juan Miguel Tizón
  • Collaborators: Pablo García (architect), Claudia Bacci (architect), Luis Sánchez (architect)
  • Quantity Surveyor: Toni Arqué 
  • IBISEC Collaborators: Juan Vanrell (architect IBISEC), José Juan Amengual (quantity surveyor IBISEC)
  • Structural Engineer: Jorge Martín
  • Building Services: TIIS Ingeniería (more…)

Son Ferriol Kindergarten in Lleo XIII St. corner E. Nacional St. by Duch Piza Arquitectos

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Article source: Duch Piza Arquitectos

Extension of a kindergarten built in 1930,  with a “U” form plan that used to surround a courtyard. We turn this courtyard into the central  hall: meeting point, works’ exhibition, lit from above.

Image Courtesy Jaime Sicilia

  • Architect: Duch Piza Arquitectos
  • Project: Son Ferriol Kindergarten
  • Location: Lleo XIII St. corner  E. Nacional St.
  • Architects: Project in collaboration with C. Hernandez arch
  • Promoter: Patronat Mpal d´Escoletes de Palma
  • Structure: F. Purroy
  • Facilities: TIIS.
  • Technical Arch.: Oscar Menendez Vinent
  • Collaborators: G. Riverón, E. Parareda, T. Garau
  • Photo: Jaime Sicilia
  • Constructor: Llull Sastre.
  • Budget.: 851,722.56€
  • Project: 2007.
  • Completion of work: 2009


Between the Lines – 25 cradles Nursery in Paris, France by COMPLEET | Delbarre & Cabrera Associées

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Article source: COMPLEET | Delbarre & Cabrera Associées

How to synthesize a contextual, functional and aesthetic work through an architecture ?

The confidential characteristic of the Passage des Tourelles in the XXth arrondissement of Paris led us to imagine an opened equipment of proximity, a “breathing area” at the heart of a dense urban tissue.

The very particular presence of this nursery is expressed by a voluntarily marked architectural bias. An image shaped by the meeting of two entities where typologies, materials and asserted colours produce a reading which is simple, plural and sequential at the same time.

Image Courtesy Grégoire Vieille

  • Architects: COMPLEET | Delbarre & Cabrera Associées
  • Project: Between the Lines – 25 cradles Nursery
  • Location: Passage des Tourelles 75020 Paris, France
  • Client : City Of Paris – SLA XX
  • Surface : 272 m² – Cost : 780.000 € Ht
  • Construction Engineering : Corebat
  • Photos : Grégoire Vieille


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