The Tellus Nursery School which is based in Stockholm, Sweden is completed designed by the Tham & Videgård Architects. This modern building architecture is mediates between the different contexts and the scales on the border between a former urban/ industrial development and a small forest where the new house is being developed. A first exterior space for the parents and the children meeting and leaving are constitutes by a semi enclosed entrance courtyard. The organic layout is encourages the movement as a space which is becomes a continuous and it is creates both the exterior and the interior rooms of the challenging shapes. At the different height the window are freely placed, it is allows for the light and the views to be adapted to the scale of the children which is further the relation between the interior and the exterior play ground and the wooden hill.
A new way to organize the interior is developed together with the client and the pedagogue’s inspiration from the Reggio Emilia School. As a result, a rather unorthodox plan is formed, it is where instead of a complete ‘flat’ for each group of the children, and there will be a large common interior plaza. It is where the six groups can interact around the different activities, playing and learning a project. This main space is complemented with separate atelier spaces for water projects and art, as well as small secluded group rooms for rest and quiet activities.
The facade panels of this nursery school is made of 50x50mm sawn wood, it is filters the direct sunlight into the nursery school and it is create a hidden windows which is underscores the curved interior and the exterior spaces. The building is complies with the highest standards for the environmentally friendly and the long term sound construction.
TELLUS NURSERY SCHOOL
User: Citycouncil of Hägersten-Liljeholmen
Chief architects: Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård
Project architect: Eric Engström
Collaborators: Mårten Nettelbladt, Johan Björkholm, Karolina Nyström, Marcus Andrén, Julia Schönbrunn, Andreas Helgesson.
Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman