Tellus Nursery School, Telefonplan Building, Sweden Education Architecture, Tham & Videgård

Tellus Nursery School, Stockholm : Swedish Education Design

Telefonplan Nursery School Building – design by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

30 Jun 2011

Tellus Nursery School Building

Design: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

On the border between a former urban/industrial development and a small forest where new housing is being developed, this nursery school mediates between different contexts and scales.

Tellus Nursery School building in Stockholm

Photos bu Åke E:son Lindman, from Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

A semi-enclosed entrance courtyard constitutes a first exterior space for parents and children meeting and leaving. The organic layout of the Tellus Nursery School encourages movement as space becomes continuous and creates both exterior and interior rooms of challenging shapes. Windows are freely placed at different heights and allow for light and views to be adapted also to the scale of children, which further the relation between the interior and the exterior play ground and the wooded hill.

Tellus Nursery School, Telefonplan Building

Tellus School Building

Together with the client and the pedagogues’ inspiration from the Reggio Emilia school, a new way to organize the interior was developed. The result is a rather unorthodox plan, where instead of a complete ’flat’ for each group of children, there will be a large common interior plaza where the six groups can interact around different activities, playing and learning projects. This main space is complemented with separate atelier spaces for water projects and art, as well as small secluded group rooms for rest and quiet activities.

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The facade panel, made of 50x50mm sawn wood, filters direct sunlight into the nursery school and create hidden windows that underscores the curved interior and exterior spaces. The building complies with the highest standards for environmentally friendly and long-term sound construction.

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Tellus Nursery school – Building Information

Address: Telefonplan, Stockholm, Sweden
Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Chief architects: Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård
Project architect: Eric Engström
Collaborators: Mårten Nettelbladt, Johan Björkholm, Karolina Nyström, Marcus Andrén, Julia Schönbrunn, Andreas Helgesson
Client: Vasakronan AB
User: Citycouncil of Hägersten-Liljeholmen
Project design 2007-08
Construction 2009-10

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Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

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Location: Telefonplan, Stockholm, Sweden, northeast Europe

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