Frederiksvej Kindergarten

Location: Frederiksberg, Denmark

Client: City of Frederiksberg

Program: Day care center for 182 children, age 0-6

Size: 1,700 m2

Status: 1st prize in competition 2011, completed 2015

Collaborators: Preben Skaarup Landskab, Søren Jensen, Learning Spaces, Brdr. Thybo, Caverion, Juul & Nielsen 

Awards: ArchDaily Building of the Year Award 2017 

Team: Agnieszka Krasuska, Agnieszka Szczepanska, Claes Nilsson, Christian Sander, Dan Stubbergaard, Davide Pontoni, Eik Bjerregaard, Greta Tiedje, Jens Wagner, Kato Hiroshi, Rune Boserup.

A few years back, a small daycare institution for 30 children was demolished on the site making room for a new kindergarten for 6 times as many children - making it the biggest daycare institution in the Copenhagen neighborhood of Frederiksberg. Aiming for creating a safe everyday life for the children, the project consists of 11 small houses joint together with different orientation. From the outside, the day-care institution appears as a playful village for children, but from the inside, it is none the less coherent and efficient. The houses are small, compact and functional in everyday life, whilst still being exciting and challenging for children.