ADAM WIERCINSKI BUILDS A SUSTAINABLE ‘KIDS CITY’
The creative proposal by Polish architect Adam Wiercinski for a kindergarten unlike any other has taken the design world by storm. Made from recycled container frames and with the design of a small town, the kindergarten centre has been inspired by an array of factors, from sustainable construction to the child’s imagination. The ‘town’ itself is to be built across a span of 95 square metres of land and is to house 25 children. The space has taken a number of elements into consideration, like creating an aesthetically pleasing and welcoming space, and incorporating accessible spaces and rooms into it. It will consist of alleys and scattered houses, with each unit within it containing a multi-purpose room, toilets, changing room, technical room and storage space. The design of the units was based upon the way in which children imagine a ‘house’ – with a cottage-like appearance and sloping roof. While it may appear somewhat compact from the outside, Wiercinski has submitted plans that make the most of every metre of space within the complex. Kids City also comprises of an administrative area, kitchen facilities and an exercise room.
Part of Wiercinski’s vision was to incorporate green areas into the outside spaces of the centre, so children can experience and be educated about the very basics of nature and ecology.