Sansaburu Kindegarten by Vaumm

Basque architects Vaumm have completed a kindergarten at Eibar in Gipuzkoa, Spain (via yatzer).

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The locations of the classrooms has been designed to catch natural light depending upon the position of the sun and the nursery timetable.

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The building's two wings surround a central courtyard.

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Photographs are by Aitor Ortiz.

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See our earlier story about Vaumm's town hall and pelota court at Arribe Ataio in Navarra, Spain.

Here's more info from Vaumm:

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Sansaburu Kindergarten and parking.
2007-09. Eibar. Gipuzkoa. Spain

Settled down on north and west side, the building opens towards the south and south-east, the most open and furthest direction from the walls, batters and staircases that give shape to the park.

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The diagram of arrangement works out in both floors, the entrance from north face of site and from there, the different elements are organised in two arms, hugging the court.

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The classrooms are thought to catch the sunrise, within the timetable of the nursery school. The inside of the building is thought to children´s scale. Corridors´ and classrooms´natural light is through the windows at ground level, letting to admire the outside.

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The internal cladding colours are warm and alive, and they give the nursery school a ludic character, that goes beyond the interior through a random arrangement of spaces in façade and the use of colour in the balcony towards Sansaburu Street and entrances of building.

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The random arrangement of the lamps in the front entrance above the tramex-made closure works as a building lure.

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Building: Kindergarten and parking
Place: Sansaburu street 2. Eibar. Gipuzkoa.
Client: IMESA S.A.
Office of architecture: Vaumm Architecture and urbanism

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Collaborators during the competition: Amaya El Busto Saenz
Collaboratos during the Project: Sonia Diez de Gereñu - student - Ainoa Errazkin - student .
Installations: INCONOR Ingenieros Consultores.
Constructor: FONORTE S.A.

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Estimate: 2.098.319 €
Parking area: 3.242 m2.
Kindergarten area: 1.227 m2.
Playground area: 715 m2.

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