Childs Play

Moving away from the stereotypical characteristics that are all too common in children’s spaces where primary colours collide with pastels and bright graphics clad the walls.    Bernardo Bader Architects designed “Kindergarten Susi Weigel”, which seems to take it’s cue from a Zen day spa.

Located in the small country town of Bludenz Germany and named after the late children’s book writer and illustrator Susi Weigel, who lived and worked locally until her death in 1990. The two-storey building has a raw concrete structure, which is left exposed in parts of the interior. Bernardo Bader Architects sourced local fir wood to clad the outer walls and used acacia wood to line interior surfaces. I just adore the gentle pops of pastel colours against the pale acacia wood delivering just the right amount of gentle playfulness.

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects

Kindergarten Susi Weigel by Bernardo Bader Architects Photos courtesy of Bernardo Bader Architects

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