Učenjak Kindergarten Renovation and Extension / od-do construction + Navor
Textual content material description provided by the architects. The mission of the superb renovation of the Kindergarten Pedenjped Učenjak Unit catches the eye correct at first look. It’s a setting up of distinctive shapes, provides, and colors that stand out from the usual architectural box-like typology of kindergartens. Kindergarten, with its dynamic architectural composition, brick facade, sensible picket volumes, and inexperienced residence home windows, isn’t simply an embodiment of the postmodernism of the Nineteen Eighties, as one might assume. As an alternative, it represents an intriguing specimen of construction’s “pure” progress over time.
Initially designed inside the Nineteen Seventies by Jože Dobrin, one in all many pioneers in post-war kindergarten improvement, the ground-floor setting up required full renovations to start with of the model new millennium. Architect Gorazd Ravnikar oversaw the renovation, together with an jap wing with a particular butterfly roof. Currently, as part of the systematic energy renovations of public buildings inside the Metropolis Municipality of Ljubljana, we had been entrusted with the obligation of renovating and rising the prevailing setting up. Our group of architects from the od-do construction and Navor bureaus approached this obligation with a mixture of youthful unburdened ness and mature rationality.
Working rigorously with the patron and the long run prospects, we acknowledged that the kindergarten needed additional than merely new lecture rooms. It lacked a central gathering space and a appropriately organized entrance area. By skilfully reorganizing the prevailing flooring plan and introducing two new volumes on both facet, we effectively built-in two new widespread areas for teenagers’s mutual play. Furthermore, we added three sensible, trendy lecture rooms with floor-to-ceiling residence home windows, a spacious and well-lit distribution kitchen, and a model new locker room. In our work, we always emphasize the social obligation of architects because the muse for making sustainable design alternatives.
That’s the reason we chosen to assemble the additions using wood, utilizing a mixture of steady wall and column improvement. This methodology allowed us to seamlessly mix the model new constructions with the prevailing bolstered concrete setting up whereas reinforcing them with metallic beams. Following the legal guidelines, we ensured that the kindergarten had separate entrances for varied age groups, protected by a spacious cowl and an built-in bench.
These entrances aligned with the axes of two parallel corridors, the place we strategically positioned the shared playrooms and open space for the locker room. By remodeling the low space of the earlier genuine setting up’s locker room, we created a model new coronary coronary heart for the kindergarten. Furthermore, we fastidiously reconstructed the perimeter partitions on the underside flooring to introduce additional pure delicate, remodeling the beforehand confined areas into additional open and alluring areas.
To accommodate the elevated spatial requirements and outdoors areas, we acquired additional land on the northern side of the kindergarten, extending within the course of the fields. This allowed us to incorporate parking areas. Now, a inexperienced belt surrounds the kindergarten on three sides, providing all of the required elements for outdoor play and making sure an pleasurable experience for teenagers. Our work on this mission was acknowledged by the enterprise, as evidenced by the prizes we’ve received obtained, along with the distinguished Golden Pencil Award from the Chamber of Construction and Spatial Planning of Slovenia.