Super-modern eco nursery school shortlisted for prestigious World Architecture comp
The design for a “3.0 smart hub” nursery school in Wrocław that prioritises children’s wellbeing and sustainability has been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival 2019 competition.
Considered one of the most modern in Poland, the preschool was conceived by the design studio of W.P.I.P, a Poznań-based company that works as a general contractor for industrial, office, constructing and technological investments.
Over the past decade, it has been banking on sustainable development, which includes creating smart buildings.
The nursery design blends modern architecture, nature and community. The single-story school will be built around a green atrium that will help bring the outside in.
The roof will be turned into a spacious garden, which will include an oval track, a playground, educational stations and a garden for growing herbs and vegetables.
The site was carefully designed to make the most of natural light, in the context of children’s wellbeing and sustainability.
The nursery’s classrooms will face south so that they get the most sunlight, reducing lighting and heating costs.
To further reduce external energy use, the nursery will have air heat pumps and solar panels. Water will be managed economically, which includes recycling grey water.
Another sustainable touch are the green wall panels designed with live reindeer lichen, which will act as air filters.
Even though the building has not been built yet, it has already won several prizes, including at the International Architecture Awards 2019.
Now the nursery is on the short-list for an award at the World Architecture Festival 2019, which will be held in Amsterdam on 4-6 December. The building is listed in the “Future projects – education” category, for projects that have not been built yet.
Alongside education-related projects from China to Chile, there is another Polish project shortlisted in this category: the “Henry Arctowski” Antarctic Station designed by Kuryłowicz and Associates, which will be built on King George Island, Antarctica.
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