Schematic Design, 2016
Listed stable building renovation and addition
The Helios Kindergarten is a renovation and extension project to an old existing horse stable building on the site boundary of the Helios Hospital campus in Brandenburg. The strict planning guidelines for the listed building only allowed for a compact volume to be located directly behind the stables. By referencing the architecture of the stables and utilizing the Lamella wood structural principles, the Kita became a playful arched extrusion, open to the gardens on either side with a central circulation spine. The arches vary in widths defining the room sizes creating unique interior spaces.