Jarun Kindergarten and Nursery
For this multicoloured kindergarten the architects used the urban matrix to creatively shape te programme and the location. The inflected mass of the building follows the non-perpendicular directions of two neighbouring residential blocks. Three separate entrances -to the kindergarten, the nursery and the service and management area- are connected to the main pedestrian route running east-west across the lot. The ground floor activity rooms are in direct contact with outdoor areas through roofed terraces, while the ones on the first floor have shallow loggias. The architecture has three main focuses. The first is airness and light, with adequate protection against direct sunlight. The second, 'user accessibility', has been achieved by linear articulation of the volume, with terraces, protrusions, and openings of different sizes. The most outstanding feature is the use of materials and colour. Plastic-coated panels, aluminium, glass and a variety of colours were used inside and out.