Fibreglass skin envelops a Czech kindergarten

The school building designed by Petr Stolín Architekt consists of two elongated blocks, joined by a translucent cladding.

Petr Stolín Architekt, Asilo Nová Ruda, Liberec, 2018

Two elongated blocks are unified by a translucent skin that creates an external walk around them.

The kindergarten designed by Petr Stolín Architekt in Liberec, Czech Republic, is located in a suburban context, with mixed and fragmented buildings. It consists of a brick structure and is covered with a fiberglass facade mounted on a wooden grid. 

The second external skin, also made of fiberglass, is supported by a metal structure and wraps around the two blocks, offering privacy without looking like a fence and renouncing to open and bright spaces.

Inside, children can freely circulate and discover the structure, whose classes are not segmented in the traditional way. The very elongated volumes house various spaces for play, rest and learning, which are fluid and defined by the floor height and level changes.

Petr Stolín Architekt, Asilo Nová Ruda, Liberec, 2018
Fiberglass skin lets glimpse the supporting wooden grid

The central courtyard serves as a protected public space, equipped for outdoor play. Classrooms and external spaces are connected thanks to wide square openings and the continuity of materials that inside are warm and bright to help have luminous and welcoming environments.

“We want children to learn and perceive architecture through various special configurations which we have tried to implement in the whole composition. They are able to orient themselves and freely discover the whole building, after entering the kindergarden,” says the architects.

Petr Stolín Architekt, Asilo Nová Ruda, Liberec, 2018
View of the kindergarten interiors, characterised by bright and interconnected spaces
Asilo Nová Ruda
Liberec, Repubblica Ceca
Petr Stolín Architekt
915 mq

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