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BLACK AND WHITE KINDERGARTEN

The new Smørblomsten Kindergarten in Frederiksberg is one of the most recent projects designed by the Copenhagen based architecture firm COBE.

The Kindergarten is like a caricature of how a child might draw a house.

Smørblomsten is the largest kindergarten in this area, housing 200 children from ages 6 months to 6 years. From the first idea authors said they were concerned with scale, material, and colour to ensure ‘it looks and feels like a home for children. It shouldn’t seem like a factory.’
The concept is a series of simple, wood houses arranged in different orientations on the site with further little houses inside. Students come into a main ‘village’ entrance and then take a corridor to ‘their house’. Each classroom has an indoor-outdoor play area, expressed as the open, wood-wrapped buildings on the site.

It is a really, really, really interesting building.

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