© Werner Huthmacher
Photo © Werner Huthmacher
Photo © Werner Huthmacher
Photo © Werner Huthmacher
Photo © Werner Huthmacher
Photo © Werner Huthmacher
Photo © Werner Huthmacher
Photo © Werner Huthmacher
Photo © Werner Huthmacher
Photo © Werner Huthmacher

Troplo-Kids child care centre Beiersdorf AG

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Location
Hamburg, Germany
Year
2013

BRIEF: The new construction of a child care center for 7 groups

ADDED VALUE: The special facade not only becomes integral to the image of the new kindergarten but also offers differentiated room elements that provide the children with a creative interior landscape.

The two-level construction is located on the edge of a park-like area belonging to the urban premises of the Beiersdorf AG in Hamburg-Eimsbüttel. The rectangular building is organized around a very compact, central multi-purpose space serving as an area for playing and communication. Inspired by the history of the Beiersdorf AG, the design references the functionality of a pharmacist’s cabinet, in an abstract way. As a shelf-like structure, the facade can react to various functions and requirements and likewise provides, via its generous glazing of the group and recreation rooms, a bright and transparent ambiance – simply the best conditions for playing and pedagogical work. Colored frame inserts give both structure and design to the exterior facade, offering the children orientation and identification with their groups. Inside, they find correlating or supplemental inserts, diversified playtime cubicals in the form of pedestals, boxes, and climbing cubbies to stimulate a child’s imagination.

At the end of November, the crèche was awarded a gold certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).

Typology
Education

Construction volume
gfa 1.750 m² volume 6.500m³

Client Beiersdorf
AG Architect kadawittfeldarchitektur

Realization
2012-2013

Competition
1st Prize 2009

Project Management
Ben Beckers, Arno Schleicher

Photographer
Werner Huthmacher

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