Taka Toolossa kindergarten
The proposal aims to adapt to cultural-historical value of the surroundings in a sensitive manner. Building curves around the preserved Villa Bråvallan and becomes a harmonious background for this beautiful yellow house. The other end of the building points towards Sibelius park and Sibelius Monument. The bearing sloped facade becomes a continuous green roof, which harmoniously blends with park surroundings.
Architectural concept is based on the wish to create an inclusive and robust building for different age groups, with children in the center. The project is envisioned as an archetype of a house, as seen from child’s perspective. It is a combination of a treehouse, a tent, a shelter in the forest, a cottage of summer holidays – or in other words, a big, life-size playhouse. All children’s operating areas have entrances with a direct connection to playing yard.
Design is based on a certain radius and repetitive grid system, which allows building elements to be modular and economically feasible. The outer facade forms a bearing structure, therefore internal spaces can be arranged freely. Sloped green facades collect rainwater, protect from overheating, create healthy microclimate in the playing yard and awaken environmental consciousness.
New kindergarten curves around the preserved Villa Bråvalla and becomes a harmonious background for this beautiful yellow house.
Cityscape. Architectural concept.
Functionality. Sustainable and technical solutions.
Dining area, gym and multifunctional room are planned as a flexible space with active western facade.
Ground floor plan
First floor plan