Kindergarten Varshavskaya, Moscow
In the southern part of Moscow, 11km south of the Kremlin, a long shaped industrial area is being transformed into a vibrant housing area. The renowned Japanese office of Nikken designed the masterplan called Life-Varshavskaya. Besides 5.000 apartments, this new community will house 3 kindergartens and one primary and secondary school.
Atelier PRO Architects was asked to design one of these kindergartens for 160 kids in the heart of the masterplan.
The site slopes from west to east making it ideal for orienting the playgrounds in this direction. This playful rotation resulted in the same orientation for the eight group spaces towards the east. The morning sun enters directly these areas at the moment when children are most active.