The Kindergarten Loftschloss is the first kindergarten in Berlin that is located in a shopping mall, which is part of the historically landmarked Telefunken complex built in 1903.
The 250qm large commercial unit on the 2nd floor was previously used as a beverage shop. With an amount of 75.000€(KG 3+4) the unit was designed into a kindergarten in 2012.
The large main space is divided into smaller areas using angled walls, all in open connection. To accommodate the varying needs of the kids, niches and additional levels were created. They allow to retreat.
The wardrobe is generously laid out. Baukind believes that the wardrobe is the most neglected space of a common kita. It has to serve so many more purposes than changing clothes. For the kids it is the place where the transition from home to kita takes place, for the parents and teachers it is a place for exchange and talks. The wardrobe also serves as play area due to its generous design.
The two group rooms are connected with sliding chalkboard doors, which can disappear into a built-in cabinet.
The former ventilation room is transformed into a sleeping room with a green carpet that stretches like a landscape. Built-in elements like the mattress platform and the shelving units are playfully integrated into the overall picture.
The interior design aims to expose a new angle on “design for kids”, highlighting that particularly in the basic structures and design of a space lies the potential for imaginative playful solutions. The kids at Kita Loftschloss have the feeling they are explorers and conquerors in their surroundings.
|项目团队||Nathalie Bepler, Lilia Kleemann|