A colorful interactive facade was designed for this kindergarten

Jure Kotnik Architecture designed an extension to an original 1980s kindergarten in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

 

A colorful interactive facade was designed for this kindergarten

Photography by Miran Kambic

The new kindergarten is a prefab building, that has been covered in locally sourced wood.

A colorful interactive facade was designed for this kindergarten

Photography by Miran Kambic

The main design concept came from the existing kindergarten’s lack of play equipment, and how new forms of play could be incorporated for the children.

A colorful interactive facade was designed for this kindergarten

Photography by Miran Kambic

The architects decided to make the facade interactive, by including vertical wood slats that spin.

A colorful interactive facade was designed for this kindergarten

Photography by Miran Kambic

Each of the wood slats, which are present on three sides of the building, have been painted various colors.

A colorful interactive facade was designed for this kindergarten

Photography by Miran Kambic

By turning the slats, the children are able to manipulate what the kindergarten looks like on a daily basis.

A colorful interactive facade was designed for this kindergarten

Photography by Miran Kambic

The wood slats also provide a learning experience for the children, helping them learn the different colors.

A colorful interactive facade was designed for this kindergarten

Photography by Miran Kambic

A colorful interactive facade was designed for this kindergarten

Photography by Miran Kambic

When the slats have been turned, lots of natural light floods the interior spaces of the kindergarten.

A colorful interactive facade was designed for this kindergarten

Photography by Miran Kambic

A colorful interactive facade was designed for this kindergarten

Photography by Miran Kambic