CAN YOU HEAR THE GRASS GROWING?
German studio Kadawittfeldarchitektur designed an unusual kindergarten in Sighartstein, near Salzburg, Austria. Located amidst green meadows, the cube building fits in the landscape like a chameleon. All the facades on the second level are decorated with a green metal lattice designed as huge strokes of grass and evoking the felling this Is a place for games and fun. The aluminum grass nicely contrasts to the grey big-windowed walls below.
The design of the building focuses on the creation of two graphically independent horizontal layers – the first and the second floor, which encompass the central hall and the garden. Two L and U-shaped inner levels comprise an open multi-layered structure, which is simultaneously a floor, a ceiling, a roof and a gallery to the children’s rooms, and a balcony and a playground platform. The central hall is multi functional, and the balcony and the dining room can be opened to let the outside atmosphere inside. Furnished in pale green and white, the interior brings calmness and feeling that Nature is really.