architecture : urban : visual culture

IDESÜSS! - Foundation Kindergarten and Day Care

Melinda Borsos and Tijana Dimitrijevic a.k.a. the MICROarchitects team designed the interior of the new Kindergarten in Kőbánya, Budapest. The whole design and construction process was an exceptional experience, featuring a great cooperation between the architects, the open-minded pedagogue team and all other participants.

IDESÜSS! - Foundation Kindergarten and Day Care, Budapest Kőbánya
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The "Gyermekkor Alapítvány" Foundation for children's day care has appointed the MICROarchitects team to design the interior of their new Kindergarten in Budapest. The Kindergarten is placed in a refurbished 1970's building, and is hosting 4 kindergarten groups and 2 crèche groups, as well as various additional facilities. Beside the interior design, we also acted as consultants for garden-design and general architectural questions. The whole design and construction process was an exceptional experience, featuring a great cooperation between ourselves, the open-minded pedagogue team and all other participants.




Our design method was based on a "dream collecting design workshop" with the client. Together we discussed the light-motive of the Kindergarten, the desired atmosphere, and the main aspects of its everyday functioning; we did improvised "in situ drawings" of these, and thus traced out the path for further planning.




The main concept was to design a light, low-key, and yet inspiring space - to serve as offset to the children's everyday experiences. That's why all our base surfaces are light-shaded, good quality materials, with lots of natural and superficial light. Vivid colours appear only in info-graphics and little details, whereas the real colours of the Kindergarten are brought by the children themselves (and their many toys, accessories, and artwork). The IDESÜSS Kindergarten has opened in 2015, and has been happily functioning ever since.


Budapest, August 2016
Melinda Borsos, Tijana Dimitrijevic
MICROarchitects

 

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