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MODULAR KINDERGARTEN FOR KAZAKHSTAN
 
 

location: Kazakhstan
area: 3.100 m2
type: public
status: concept
year of project: 2012

 
   
The objective of the project was to prepare a scheme for a kindergarten with the possibility of adaptation regarding capacity and different location elements in order to use it across the entire country of Kazakhstan. Kindergarten is organized modularly according to its four program divisions: a department for 1-to-3-year-olds, a department for 3-to-5-year-olds, a common gym/performances area and a service building with technical spaces, kitchen and administration. For the typical capacity of 320 children, the 6 buildings/wings are attached to a central communication line. The length and number of each wing allows for adaptability of capacity. In each wing, living/playing rooms open into pleasant enclosed exterior spaces that are perfect for playing outdoors. The basic living unit is in 45-55 sqm in size, with a wide overhang, protecting the facade from direct sunlight and rain. A light "dome" at the top opens to all four sides of the sky, providing ample natural light in the children's living area. Thus, the change of sunlight during the day is conveyed indoors, providing an airy, optimistic atmosphere important for the child's development.
The choice of materials is arranged into a system which allows for a change of construction and facade materials according to options ensuing from local economy and climatic conditions which can be extreme in some parts of the country. With skeletal construction, various adaptations of the system are possible. Surface finishes are chosen so to provide the building with the quality mentioned above- optimism.
A light, colourful environment is something children like to get used to; at the same time it influences their development into personalities with these same qualities.

 

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