Население Амстердама с каждым годом увеличивается, что влечет за собой нехватку общественных пространств. Участникам конкурса необходимо разработать проект детского сада с упором на открытые игровые площадки. Помимо этого проекты должны включать основное здание детского сада, где необходимо предусмотреть помещения для проведения культурных мероприятий.
Amsterdam today is a consolidated European city and it is designed entirely because of its wide architectural tradition. In the urban area, buildings clog alignments, the parks are all designed and there are practically no abandoned sites like in the Van Eyck era. However, the population continues to increase along with the need for collective spaces. Schoolyards are the first public spaces that humans know and educational spaces are essential for the education and civic development of the population. Schools are fundamental pieces in the formation of a city and its people.
In this context, ARCHmedium proposes the creation of a new children ́s day care in the city of Amsterdam, whose starting point is, once again, children playgrounds in relation with public spaces.
The proposal combines educational classrooms with patios that set different privacy gradients. The more public ones would be plazas, the semi-private patios would depend on its schedule and the private yards would be for exclusive use of the day care. We propose the creation of open spaces where the physical formation is just as important as the intellectual, and where the children can grow enjoying the maximum sun light and in close relation with the water.
In addition to the day care program, the intervention must maintain and maximize the current cultural activities organized by the Stichting
Het Stenen Hoof association. In week days the children would occupy the space and at night and weekends the space would be transformed for cultural activities organized by the association. The pier will transform into a cultural and educational epicenter for all ages.
The competition takes the initial strategy of Aldo Van Eyck of transforming empty sites into playgrounds, and inverts it generating a positive, in the consolidated city of Amsterdam. How should new public spaces be in a city? How does architecture create new scenarios to grow?