Convincing architecture and effective noise protection at the same time: The design envisages a two-storey building that lies as a long bar parallel to the railway line on the south side of the site. Four building fingers stretching out to the north and facing away from the noise source accommodate all the main rooms. They create quiet and sheltered courtyards with direct reference to the group rooms and allow them to face east or west. The interlocking with the open space is reinforced by the tapered form of the building fingers and by a slight twisting of the axes. At the same time, the trees on the site can be largely preserved
The central element is a light-flooded entrance area as the intersection of the axis between the main entrance and the central courtyard and the transverse access axis. Grouped directly around the entrance area are the office for the kindergarten management, the pram room, an open staircase as a generous vertical access and the functional rooms with a direct connection to the outside. The arrangement of these rooms in a central location not only supports the functional flow of the day-care centre’s daily routine, but also creates a gentle transition from the public space via areas used for semi-public purposes to the protected group areas.