»Concept« Building for Children
The subject of building for children is highly topical due to the prevailing insufficient capacity of day care facilities and an increasing demand for full-day care for children. New spatial solutions are moreover needed in order to implement innovative pedagogical concepts in preschools and primary schools, while municipal budgets are often tight.
The buildings should be inviting and stimulating, characterised by spatial diversity and careful detailing, and designed to offer appropriate areas for children to learn, play and retreat in. Current concepts and layout typologies are illustrated by selected projects presented in DETAIL Concept 3/2013. Crèches, day care centres, primary schools, and combinations of these, demonstrate the scope of this building genre and include small facilities embedded in generous open spaces, such as a kindergarten in Berlin and a primary school in Bad Blumau, as well as an inner-city school in HafenCity Hamburg.