Fagerborg Kindergarten – Oslo Nursery School

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Fagerborg Kindergarten : Oslo Nursery School

Norwegian Childrens Education – design by Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Norway

3 Jul 2012

Fagerborg Kindergarten, Oslo

Design: Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Fagerborg Kindergarten
photo © Thomas Bjørnflaten

Reiulf Ramstad Architects has been involved in designing a new kindergarten for Fagerborg Congregation in central Oslo. The kindergarten offers 2 units for children between 1-3 years old and 2 units for children between 3-6 years old.

Gross building area is around 1200m2.

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photos © Thomas Bjørnflaten

There are many cultural heritage guidelines to be considered in the project site. The area is characterised by residential buildings from 1900-1950. As a requirement from the local authority, the kindergarten is to have a contemporary expression. With its location in the middle of a small city park, the kindergarten has an outdoor area that is protected like an enclosed garden. The planning solution enables the 4 kindergarten units to function both independently and together as required. All units share a common area and a kitchen in the heart of the building. Administration is placed on the upper floor separate from children areas.

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photos © SØREN HARDER NIELSEN

Process

Fagerborg congregation committed Reiulf Ramstad Architects to develop and design a brand new nursery at Fagerborg in central Oslo. An existing nursery and a park of both poor and inappropriate standard was sanitized to make room for the newly completed Fagerborg Kindergarten. The new kindergarten comprises a total of four units – two of which are small units. The project has a total area of 1200 m2. The architect has been involved from the initial planning and followed the process from programming to final construction and completion. Reiulf Ramstad Architects has designed both the building and the outdoor facility area.

Kindergartens are all too often made up by a basic or random and often very poor architectural design. The Fagerborg Project did not want to be a part of this trend but rather give the kindergarten an important priority in order to develop a building with a stimulating environment for the next generation.

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photos © Thomas Bjørnflaten

Goal

In nature, top seeds needs the best soil for the best growth conditions to flourish. This is the same for humans. Children are the citizens of “tomorrow” and the resources of the future and it is important that this group have stimulating and developing physical limits in their everyday sphere. Therefore, the objective of the program- agreed upon by both the client and the architect – was to create a nursery that would have a rich architectural register and become a house of character to encourage the development of character – a meaningful architectural framework for children’s important first phase of the formation and development of the Childs experience outside the family.

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photos © Thomas Bjørnflaten

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The gorgeous Norwegian landscape and the pure minds of impressionable children are catered to in the Fagerborg Kindergarten by Reiulf Ramstad Architects. The elementary school is situated within a park in the city of Oslo and takes on a truly organic aesthetic thanks to the natural wood employed in its construction. Rich timber beams clad the exterior with a vertical grain and knot pattern speckled with square windows. The underside of one facade tapers in, pulling the massive structure to a narrow base from which opens an entrance.

The educational institution for youngsters is composed of four classroom areas that exist as impressive solid structures. Meeting the heritage guidelines in a neighborhood full of early 20th century homes, the Fagerborg Kindergarten by Reiulf Ramstad Architects embodies a distinctively different contemporary form, further explored in the bright and colorful spaces within.

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photos © Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Fagerborg Kindergarten Oslo – Building Information

Location: Fagerborg, Oslo
Program: Kindergarten
Client: Fagerborg Congregation
Size: 1,200 sqm
Commission type: Direct commission (2003)
Status: Completed
Year: 2010

Fagerborg Kindergarten images / information from Reiulf Ramstad Architects

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