reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten
 
reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten
mar 07, 2011

reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten

‘fagerborg kindergarten’ by reiulf ramstad architects, oslo norway images courtesy of reiulf ramstad architects

 

 

 

norwegian studio, reiulf ramstad architects has completed ‘fagerborg kindergarten’, a school located in a small city park in central oslo. housing four separate units for children between the ages of one and six, the design features a low, contemporary design that was partially dictated by local bylaws and its residential neighborhood. composed of three distinct and asymmetrical volumes, the unit features heavy and geometric massing that juxtaposes its early to mid 19th century surroundings. 

reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten view into a classroom

 

 

 

the form – wrapped entirely in vertically applied wooden slats – extends outwards and begins to pull up and away from the earth, revealing a doorway and window below. angular voids pierce through the structure, marking entrances and large openings, while providing gentle transitions between interior and exterior environments.

reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten

 

 

 

inside, light pine is contrasted by vibrant pops of color that indicate stairways and passages. small square windows dance around the simply treated rooms, framing elements of the nearby park while letting natural light filter in.

reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten south facade

 

 

 

auxiliary functions including administration offices and storage are located on the second level, away from areas dedicated to the children.

reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten windows, unique in size and placement cover exterior walls

reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten detail of wood cladding

reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten laser cut plywood and brightly colored treads define stairways and passages

reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten (left) stairway (right) upper hallway

reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten classroom

reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten exterior at night

reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten light pours through openings in the thick skin of the structure

reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten floor plan / level 0

reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten floor plan / level 1

reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten floor plan / level -1

reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten west facade

reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten east facade

reiulf ramstad architects: fagerborg kindergarten (left) north facade (right) south facade

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