Complete with an inner courtyard and large windows that let in views of the surrounding forest, the Kindergarten in Vilnius by NG Architects is designed with spaces that tailor to different levels of learning and nurture a love for nature.
The private kindergarten is a unique addition to the larger 44 ha development known as “Uogu slenis.”
The placement of the kindergarten next to a Baltic forest accentuated by birches and pine trees creates an exceptional learning environment for children.
The design of the building and the surrounding environment is aimed at fostering the children’s curiosity, creativity and love for nature.
The kindergarten’s dynamic volume, along with the other educational and public buildings, sits at the heart of the development.
The dark cladding of the external facade creates a striking contrast with the natural surroundings.
The tall and narrow windows that extend from the floor provide an unobstructed view of the outside world, allowing children to connect with nature in a unique way.
Upon entering the kindergarten, children and adults are welcomed by an inner courtyard.
The courtyard’s design is focused on providing a safe and stimulating space for children to play and learn.
The wooden floor, made from locally sourced materials, is soft and comfortable for children to walk and play on.
The courtyard’s sunshades provide a comfortable and shaded area for children to play and learn while also protecting them from harsh sunlight.
The kindergarten has a total area of 557 square meters, which includes seven classrooms. Two of the classrooms are specially designed for very young children, providing them with a safe and nurturing environment to learn and grow.
With two entrances, the design of the building allows for two classrooms to be separated from the other spaces, providing privacy and a quiet learning environment for the children.
From an adult’s point of view, the kindergarten’s courtyard is a simple hexagon shape.
However, from the children’s perspective, it is a safe and wonderful space for growth and joy.
The design of the building and the surrounding environment is focused on providing children with a unique and stimulating learning experience.
The private kindergarten offers a welcoming environment for children to learn, grow and explore the world around them, creating a strong foundation for their future educational and personal growth.
Project: Kindergarten in Vilnius
Architects: NG Architects
Project Leader and Management: Ignas Vengalis
Concept and Design: Filippo Erasti
Technical Drafting: Žilvinas Stasiulevičius
Project Manager: Mano Sala
Landscape Architect: Dovilė Ivanauskienė
Interior Architect: Justyna Molis
Photographer: Norbert Tukaj