TØLLØSE BØRNEHUS

Tølløse, DK

Area

5.000 m2

Client

Holbæk Municipality

Contract Period

2013-2016

Collaboration with

COBE, Jönsson A/S

TØLLØSE BØRNEHUS

For the daycare institution Midgard in Tølløse, Kragh&Berglund have created a lush and imaginative landscape inspired by the Danish fields and cultural landscape surrounding the building. The institution is located in a historically sensitive area, and local identity and history are marked using natural stones and sculptures dotting the landscape. The playground is designed like a big jigsaw puzzle where the pieces are “fields” of grass or forest with equipment and inspiration for games as well as a wealth of smaller recesses and hiding places. We have created a landscape connecting nature and culture.

AN IMAGINATIVE, GREEN LANDSCAPE TO FROLIC IN

The playground is enclosed by a fence, and a separate area for the kindergarten and a smaller one for the nursery are also fenced in internally. The circular building surrounds an inner courtyard that can serve as an open square by the building and as a playground within the playground. When shielded, the courtyard can be used for many purposes almost all year around. From spring until late summer, one can have breakfast and meetings in this uniquely welcoming environment.