Kindergarten - Potential for Development

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Bodil Dalgaard
  • Jimmi Schriver
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
This project report presents the work of creating a
kindergarten that promotes children’s learning and development. The process of learning is not limited to life as a student, but lasts a lifetime. The skills and experiences acquired early in life are governing for personal development and the architecture of the kindergarten must support this. The design development originated in the idea that spaces can and should affect behaviour, and the space programming is therefore directly linked to the intended use. The project seeks to solve a kindergarten design that can frame the daily activities and functions of a kindergarten with focus on learning through motion and the stimulation of senses. The integrated design process is utilized to navigate between architecture and engineering. Sustainability, the energy frame and indoor comfort have been the leading considerations along with the architectural investigations in model, sketches and visualisations.
The use of various zones and specific programming have resulted in a kindergarten where the children can recognize the intended activities and use them to develop their identity and learn about the world. The building meets the requirements for the energy frame and provide a good indoor comfort for the users, while also teaching the children about sustainability through a connection to natural resources.
Publication date18 May 2017
Number of pages144
ID: 257684922