Kindergarten YELLOW GIRAFFE
Type: Public buildings / Architecture
Location: Novaya Borovaya, Minsk region, Belarus
Project Team: Katerina Kovaliova, Kirill Skorynin, Eduard Medvedev, Dmitry Sergienya, Kristina Hamaneeva, Nikita Shvedov, Oksana Zhurovich (LEVEL80 | architects)
The kindergarten is situated in the Kedrovy quarter of Novaya Borovaya, near Minsk. Our goal was to design a recognizable kindergarten, which, using the organization of the space itself, would foster harmony in the child and illustrate respect for their desires and needs.
Our architects aimed to create a kindergarten with a non-standard welcoming space where children would go joyfully, and every nook would encourage them to dream and create.
The building silhouette was inspired by children’s drawings of houses. During the design process, the drawings transformed into a more intricate form. However, the image of children’s drawings is still recognizable.
It’d taken us a long time to find an original façade image, and it came suddenly. The inspiration was the Skittles dragee, scattered on a white sheet of paper.