Syntax Architekur recently transformed a narrow, south-facing lot in Holzbauweise, Austria into a daylit kindergarten that is a rich place for exploration. The project’s generous windows and inward-facing sections add connectivity, while the use of low-energy materials and energy-saving technologies minimizes the school’s carbon footprint.
The school features a program that takes full advantage of its site — it’s tucked up close to the road on the north side, while the south-facing side is freely articulated. The resulting zig-zag floor plate provides asun-filled interior that connects the six classrooms and recreation rooms to each other and to the outside. The architects’ objective was to create a dynamic space that allows children to better socialize while maintaining a connection with the outdoors.
The interior is finished with recycled rubber flooring and unfinished timber, and the project’s wood-framed structure contributes to its lowered carbon footprint. Air is kept fresh with a heat recovery ventilator (HRV). Water is heated primarily with solar thermal panels, and the heat from the sun helps keep the space toasty and bright.
+ Syntax Architekur
ViaWorld Architecture News
You are hilarious. "Kindergarten in Holzbauweise" translates to "nursery school made out of wood." The kindergarten is located in Klosterneuburg, Austria.
Great work. thanks to share it :)
Hope that the children that attend this kindergarten will be instill with the importance of caring for the earth. Recycled rubber flooring is a great choice of material for a school. See how trope is doing is part.