Triangular kindergarten

The proposal for a new kindergarten in Oranienburg focuses on forming a protected courtyard for play and allowing each programmatic function or space to have views both into the courtyard as well as out to the surrounding context. The perimeter building strategy and inner courtyard take the triangular form of the site and introduce access pockets on each of its three elevations. These new access areas form the front entrance, service entrance and on street parking. Although pushing the program to the perimeter of the site makes for long corridors, they benefit from level access throughout and allowing more privacy for each programmatic zone.

The access bays located on each facade split the building program into three parts. Each part contains a distinct program allowing all parts to function simultaneously without interrupting each other. These three parts are comprised of a daycare for younger children, a kindergarten and a service area containing the reception, canteen, management offices and auxiliary rooms.