26 Jun '15, 5am

Saw-tooth roofed nursery blends in with the landscape in a historic campus in Germany

In order to meet both requirements, Opus decided to mix modern geometric lines with glass materials that would act as a mirror to the forested area. The chosen site occupies a small hill, which the nursery nestles into. The main entryway meets the top of the hill, and the second lower floor sits at the bottom, using the hill as natural insulation. The wooden roof was built in a corrugated pattern, which has a load bearing effect, but also allows solar panels on the roof to catch the sun at varying times of the day. The building’s envelope is clad in reflective glazed windows, which provide natural lighting inside, and reflect the green forest outside. Inexpensive timber and plywood make up much of the flexible space inside, where five separate groups of children may gather during the day.

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