Skanderborggade Day Care Centre - Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Posted Wednesday, February 04, 2009 by SixSevenEightNine in Labels:

Theres more to rooftops than air-con condensors.
The idea of putting the playground on the roof seems like a why-didnt-I-think-of-that kind of idea. It’s safer for kids as they would be away from traffic and are less accessibile to strangers. The sloping roof connecting to the ground plane seems to suggest this sense of playfulness about the building. The building form is apparently influenced by the shadow cast by the neighbouring buildings, creating a courtyard which maximizes exposure to direct sunlight (desirable in temperate climate!) Sometimes green architecture need not mean plastering foilage on the entire building, a sensible reponse to the site and program like in this instance could be far more sustainable. Comparatively, the typical playhouse in Singapore is some carelessly improvised landed property with some plastic playground in the garden. If only we had more fun buildings like this...

Via Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter...


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