Build better childcare institutions
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.
On this theme page, Troldtekt A/S focuses on how to build better childcare institutions.
Architecture for children benefits from a playful approach
To build good architecture for children, you must consider their unique perspective in the design. That is the message from the two architects, Prof. Jens Ludloff and Nathalie Dziobek-Bepler. Done right, architecture can support the children’s development of both body and brain. Read more here.
The best children’s institutions are not all the same
According to environmental psychologist Mille Sylvest (PhD), it is important that the architecture in childcare institutions is as varied as the cultures and activities they have to support. User involvement is important for good institutions. Read interview with Mille Sylvest here.
Centre for learning and living for children and the elderly
Huset Nyvang is situated in the Danish town of Randers and houses both a nursing home and integrated daycare centre. Being one of the first of its kind, the project has called for respect and a special understanding of the special needs of the different generations of users. Read more here.
A city within a city
In the colourful Christianshavn district of Copenhagen, Denmark’s largest children’s institution has opened, but by organising the built-up area into smaller and very diverse units, Børnebyen Christianshavn feels like a self-contained city on a small scale. >> Read more about Børnebyen
For children at the sports kindergarten Rymarksvej, physical activity and exercise are key components of their daily lives. The institution has a strong focus on physical activity and movement indoors as well as outdoors, which is clearly reflected in the design of the new building.
Himmel & Hav
The design of the kindergarten Børnehuset Himmel og Hav (Heaven and Sea) is based on a strong architectural idiom that beautifully integrates the interior and exterior environments. It forms a unified whole with many different types of rooms and spaces and ample space for play!