swedish kindergarten by dorte mandrup references its coastal setting
photo by adam mørk
all images courtesy of dorte mandrup arkitekter

 

 

 

designed by danish firm dorte mandrup arkitekter, this timber-clad kindergarten in sweden boasts a distinctive typology that closely references the surrounding coastal landscape. located on a scenic beach near the city of helsingborg, the building features bold angled forms that call to mind the adjacent sand dunes as well as the area’s small shoreline residences.

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 a playground is formed between the kindergarten and the neighboring school building
photo by adam mørk

 

 

 

each of the daycare center’s four gabled façades contain within them a specific room for a different age range. internally, these group spaces are visually delineated with plywood bookcases that create a spatial consistency throughout the design.

 

large windows set within the scheme’s elevations ensure a close relationship with the natural setting, while simultaneously providing plentiful amounts of daylight throughout the year. a playground is formed between the kindergarten and the neighboring school building, creating a sheltered and protected area of outdoor recreation.

dorte mandrup arkitekter raa day care center sweden designboom
the scheme boasts a distinctive typology that closely references the surrounding coastal landscape
photo by adam mørk

dorte mandrup arkitekter raa day care center sweden designboom
each of the daycare center’s four gabled façades contain within them a specific room
photo by adam mørk

dorte mandrup arkitekter raa day care center sweden designboom
group spaces are visually delineated with plywood bookcases
photo by adam mørk

dorte mandrup arkitekter raa day care center sweden designboom
large windows set within the scheme’s elevations ensure a close relationship with the natural setting
photo by adam mørk

dorte mandrup arkitekter raa day care center sweden designboom
the project is located on a scenic beach near the city of helsingborg
photo by adam mørk

dorte mandrup arkitekter raa day care center sweden designboom
the building’s bold angled forms call to mind the adjacent sand dunes
photo by adam mørk

dorte mandrup arkitekter raa day care center sweden designboom
the timber-clad structure stretches along the coastal plot
photo by adam mørk

dorte mandrup arkitekter raa day care center sweden designboom
at night illuminated apertures glow animate the design
photo by adam mørk

 

 

project info:

 

name: råå day care center
location: råå, sweden
area: 525 sqm
client: city of helsingborg
architect: dorte mandrup arkitekter
engineer, construction: tyréns AB
engineer, energy: ramböll sverige AB
landscape: marklaget AB