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Extension of a double Kindergarten, Riehen

selective competition, 2022

in collaboration with Kadid Studio

The double kindergarten in Langenlängeweg is located at the edge of the Niederholz school complex, immersed in a beautiful and “wild” park with luscious vegetation. The proximity of the german railway, running along the east side of the plot, can be barely felt.
Our strategy consisted in finding the elements that constitute the successful ensemble, built by Rasser & Vadi in 1953/54, and adding to it in a coherent way. The new volumes “proceed” from the existing and serve as a mean to enclose and define the outside space. They are carefully placed in the plot in order to create, for each Kindergarten, a smaller, cozier outside space that complements the main courtyard.