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Tellus Nursery School by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter (SE)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 10.01.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

Tellus Nursery School by Than & Videgard Arkitekter, photo by Åke E:son Lindman

The Stockholm based practice Tham & Videgård Arkitekter recently realised this nursery school on the border between a former urban/industrial development and a small forest where new housing is being developed. The rather uncommon plan was developed together with the client and is based on the educational principles of the ‘Reggio Emilia’ approach.

Tellus Nursery School by Than & Videgard Arkitekter, photo by Åke E:son Lindman

“A semi enclosed entrance courtyard constitutes a first exterior space for parents and children meeting and leaving. The organic layout 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 by Than & Videgard Arkitekter, photo by Åke E:son Lindman

“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.”

Tellus Nursery School by Than & Videgard Arkitekter, photo by Åke E:son Lindman

“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.”

Tellus Nursery School by Than & Videgard Arkitekter, photo by Åke E:son Lindman

Tellus Nursery School by Than & Videgard Arkitekter, photo by Åke E:son Lindman

Tellus Nursery School by Than & Videgard Arkitekter, photo by Åke E:son Lindman

Tellus Nursery School by Than & Videgard Arkitekter, photo by Åke E:son Lindman

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.


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