A Loft for ChildrenEdit profile
Austrian studio Kirsch architecture has recently completed a nursery in Vienna, a compact two-storey building which distinguishes itself in a heterogeneous urban environment, while effectively blending in with the surroundings. The building was completed in six months, using prefabricated wood elements and concrete. The building's rectangular core is designed as a spatially open system. A "filter layer" — consisting of secondary rooms, outer stairs, a patio with plants for shading, and secure play areas — mediates the interior and exterior space. The diverse façade elements create different views throughout the volume. The ground floor houses two group rooms for toddlers, as well as the administration, a therapy room and a bistro. The corridor between the rooms is used as a play and communication area between the groups. Provide children with opportunities for play or seclusion, the play berths were designed to be spatially differentiated.