Savannen Nursery / Nordic Workplace of Structure
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The design of Savannen Nursery relies on a want to create optimum areas for kids’s growth in downscaled and home-like environment. The design is similar to the archetypal Danish home with pitched roof, home windows and a door as imagined by a toddler and defines a composition that’s far much less institutional. Additional downscaling was achieved by partitioning the constructing into small models leading to a cluster construction with niches for various sorts of recreation and play zones. The small models present overview and construction – a secure and manageable setting for all youngsters, particularly emotionally delicate youngsters.
The design and the supplies have been chosen to attenuate the undertaking’s carbon footprint and to present the nursery a inexperienced, sustainable profile. The implementation of built-in sustainable options relies on a holistic strategy to structure. We consider that good structure is about working in a visionary and accountable approach – at all times based mostly on context and robust native anchoring.
The detailing and the supplies are at all times fastidiously chosen for his or her potential to patinate and stand the check of time. At Savannen Nursery the sustainable, sturdy and native timber calls for minimal upkeep and create a heat, pleasant and tactile expertise for the youngsters. Every constructing has a special paneling, offering every house with a novel identification.
The identify, Savannen (“savannah”) is impressed by its context on the open farmland on the fringe of the village, Skibby. The outside areas change into a seamless extension of the inside, encouraging youngsters out into the recent air. The playground is designed for each play, reflection and studying, and the areas are divided into completely different zones in accordance with the context. The terraces closest to the constructing — and the areas shaped between the clustered volumes – are secure and home-like.
Additional away from the constructing, play turns into extra of an journey. Right here the panorama is wilder — like an open subject or savannah — and there may be house to cover, to be invisible. A fence separates the location from the forest, though in opposition to this, the construction of the fence is nearly invisible, the bushes changing into the pure perimeter of the location.