Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kindergarten Design | Buchen | Germany | Ecker Architekten

The kindergarten "Dandelion Clock" educates children with physical or developmental handicaps. Four similar modules form the building, three of which contain two classrooms and a therapy room. Overhangs shade facades and permit outdoor play in poor weather. The units are radially distributed about an atrium, which serves as a traffic zone, an indoor playing field, and a dining hall. This center is naturally lit and ventilated by four roof monitors. Vents in the classroom facade and windows at the top of each monitor draw air through the building, providing cooling during warm days or when the atrium is in use........more
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