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Kita Hisa by Baukind

Baukind have designed a kindergarten/day care for Kita Hisa, located in Berlin, Germany.






From the designers

Kita Hisa is located in a space previously used as a retail store, which has been reconfigured to create a comfortable, safe and stimulating kindergarten with space for 70 children. As with all of baukind´s works, the design is rooted in a well thought out philosophy of what children require of a space and how intelligent design can allow them to grow and develop.

In this case, furniture and space merge into one, with many usable furniture zones being created without unnecessarily dividing and breaking the space. A combination of feature furniture, storage space and forming elements save both space and costs. The design creates space by incorporating storage into the furniture; everything is multipurpose, which keep the focus on the children, where it should be. While the spaces all flow into one another, “functional areas” such as the wardrobe, bathroom and hall are emphasized and given extra character with the use of color or standout elements All the spaces are considered educational spaces. Different distinct areas are located in the corners of the room, encouraging discovery and exploration. There is constant visual communication between different spaces, in various forms such as wall openings, small windows, and passageways.

The color concept manages to be both forceful and relaxing. A vibrant palette of blue, orange, pink and yellow is nonetheless calmed by white, natural wood, and daylight to create a childfriendly room with a calm feeling. Children are natural explorers of their environments and this design promotes social interaction and the spirit of discovery of children. Finished in wood, linoleum and carpet and recently opened, Kita Hisa is an exemplary kindergarten, focusing on the child, his or her development, and simple but effective design.

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Architecture and Design: Baukind

Photography: Anne Deppe


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