Kindergarden Wittenberge



Client: City of Wittenberge
Design team: Lysann Schmidt (landscape architect) + fabulism (landscape architects) + KERSTEN KOPP ARCHITEKTEN (architects)
Location: Wittenberge, Germany
Date: 2020
Surface: 10.000 m²

This competition entry proposes a modular system, which builds individual playhouses through flexible walls. Every playhouse has a customized hipped roof, which forms a moving roof landscape that will reflect itself indoors.

The arrangement of the open space is significantly influenced by the existing topography and wood structure. Plane and lower surface areas are connected to build an open play valley, which contrasts through their sunny character with the shady forest. The valley is framed by a paved circular trail, which is formed as a seating step at the border of some play areas. The trail is also connected to the building and its terraces. Due to the sandy soil the entire rainwater of the roof and paths can be directed to the infiltration areas at the low points of the topography. By doing so these lower surfaces will become the overgrown und lush part of the valley, that can be climbed over by children.