The kindergarten is a “home base” based kindergarten, where a smaller group of children is assigned to one space and sharing common space for play and themed rooms. A condition from the Bergen Municipality is that Kindergartens built today should also have a function after kindergartens opening hours, moreover, be flexible in the sense that if the kindergarten would close it would be possible to use the building with a different program. In this kindergarten, the main body of the building would be open for events for the community after kindergartens openings hours. The home bases and themed rooms is placed in such a way that it is easy to close off, and still provide a quality space for diverse activities for the community.
I am also introducing “Four characters” in the common area. Four small buildings in the building, each with their own character, both in form and use of material. In this way, the children are exposed to a variety of forms and materials. Moreover, the buildings give identity to space around which helps the children to navigate