The number of children is on the rise in several northern European countries, and thus also the need for new childcare institutions. It is important to take the children’s perspective in the design of the new institutions, and for the architecture to support the development of mind and body. This point is made by experienced architects from Baukind and Ludloff+Ludloff in Germany.
According to Mille Sylvest, who holds a PhD in environmental psychology and is a partner in the Human Studio consultancy firm, the new buildings have to meet the specific needs of the given institution – and not follow a universal template. She also points out that the architecture of a good childcare institution must be sufficiently flexible to support a wide range of activities.
In this theme, you can read about Huset Nyvang in the Danish town of Randers, where a nursing home and childcare centre have been gathered under one roof. You can also read about Børnebyen Christianshavn in Copenhagen, Drivhuset in Valby, Denmark and Haukåsen Kindergarten in Trondheim, Norway. Troldtekt is helping to ensure superior acoustics in all three institutions.