The child, the sun and the location are the three pillars on which the design of the new nursery school in a quiet urban neighborhood of Papagou was based.
The sun, in addition to its vital energy benefits, acts as a synthetic element both in the form of the building and in its interaction with the interiors.
The building, with a square floor plan, is placed at minimum distances from the three boundaries of the plot and creates, in relation to the south-boundary on Venizelou Street, the maximum possible courtyard area in front of the kid’s classrooms on the ground floor.
The outdoor relaxation area continues on the roof, which is transformed into a garden and a play area. In the center of the roof, a circular solar atrium allows the sunbeam to reach the ground floor, illuminating at the same time the first floor where the babies are housed. The solar atrium is surrounded by a semicircular staircase connecting the ground floor with the first floor which is described by vertical white metal elements that refer to sunlight and sunbeam.