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A must visit kindergarten, by FELD72

Yes! Another great work from FELD72! The new kindergarten Building in Valdaora di Sotto forms its own secure boundary, wrapping itself around a nest like protected wooden playground.

FELD72 new kindergarten

It is the third kindergarten designed by FELD72, and it fits perfectly between the natural landscape and the townscape of Valdaora di Sotto, in South Tyrol.

The basic condition for the design was to create a building that fits in with the surroundings but doesn’t negate its contemporary reference.

FELD72 new kindergarten

FELD72 new kindergarten

The building addresses the context and the neighbouring parish church with the cemetery chapel and the elementary school in the town centre. meanwhile the clear spatial margins divide the village into private and public spaces. The architectural intervention of the kindergarten alludes to the theme of different boundary intensities and continues it further as a multi-layered circumferential wall. in turn, this unity serves both as nest security and allows the children to run and play freely.

The wood-wrapped two level space is sheltered as there are weather-protected areas. The restrained material palette creates a subtle and warm atmosphere within the interiors thanks to the subtly complex treatment of local timber. Windows invites plentiful natural light into the classrooms which are designed to be unpretentious and modest.

FELD72 new kindergarten

For the children, the group rooms represent the starting point of their daily explorations. The rooms are designed to be unpretentious and modest, providing scope for individual changes.

Small areas for retreat have been distributed throughout and are offered by the large window recesses and accessible partition furniture leading to the cloakroom. The assembly room and multi-function rooms can be adapted as connecting room structures or, if required, used by itself.

FELD72 new kindergarten

There are buildings that transmit peace. Both its interiors and its relationship with the environment. And this is one a good example of them.