Skip to content

Audio Version

See more about

More info

Architects: Malte Kloes Architekten

Location: Würenlingen, Switzerland

Year: 2018

Photography: Lukas Murer, Simon Menges

Threefold Kindergarten

The challenge of the competition that led to this project was to design a building that could combine a kindergarten on the first floor with a public underground parking garage in a compact way.

This unusual task resulted in a hybrid building that meets the different requirements of both programs with an unconventional building structure: the floor plan of the kindergarten on the first floor is based on the minimum width of 18 meters required for an efficient design of the underground car park.

In order to minimize the loads on the ceiling slab of the parking lot, the roof of the kindergarten above the first floor was designed as a free-span construction. Prestressed concrete beams in conjunction with a large concrete slab, which follows the shape of the outer pitched roof, transfer the majority of the vertical loads to the outer facades. At the same time, the striking roof construction creates atmospheric, tent-like spaces inside, which are flooded with daylight via generous linear skylights.

The concrete beams in combination with the wooden, non-load-bearing fixtures divide the interior into three kindergarten compartments, which are connected by large sliding doors. Circular openings in the concrete beams allow visual connections between the main rooms and the cozy, skylit mezzanines between the beams.

 

Architects: Malte Kloes Architekten

Location: Würenlingen, Switzerland

Year: 2018

Photography: Lukas Murer, Simon Menges

urbanNext (June 13, 2024) Threefold Kindergarten. Retrieved from https://urbannext.net/threefold-kindergarten/.
Threefold Kindergarten.” urbanNext – June 13, 2024, https://urbannext.net/threefold-kindergarten/
urbanNext April 4, 2024 Threefold Kindergarten., viewed June 13, 2024,<https://urbannext.net/threefold-kindergarten/>
urbanNext – Threefold Kindergarten. [Internet]. [Accessed June 13, 2024]. Available from: https://urbannext.net/threefold-kindergarten/
Threefold Kindergarten.” urbanNext – Accessed June 13, 2024. https://urbannext.net/threefold-kindergarten/
Threefold Kindergarten.” urbanNext [Online]. Available: https://urbannext.net/threefold-kindergarten/. [Accessed: June 13, 2024]

urbanNext | expanding architecture to rethink cities and territories

Newsletter

Sign up to our newsletter

Search
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt
Formats
Audio&visual
Concept
Data
Essay
Forum
Lecture
Podcast
Project
Talk
Survey
Statement
Selfthink
High Density
Middle Density
Low Density
No Density

talk

essay

project

product

survey

data

all formats