Fire-Place where you can play and tell stories – wooden hut for a kindergarten by Haugen/Zohar
The Haugen/Zohar architectural office was invited by the Municipality of Trondheim to realize and outdoor project for a kindergarten. "We wanted to erect a closed space for fires, stories and games outside, to complement the normal playground equipment," the architects explain. Owing to the minor budget available, the architects opted for a structure based on a large number of small pieces of wood that were scraps from a building site in the vicinity. Inspired by Norwegian peat huts, the wooden structure is mounted on an illuminated and polished concrete podium. The structure consists of 80 circles in layers. The circles have different radii whereby each circle is made up of 28 pieces of naturally waterproofed heart pinewood. A sliding door with a twofold bent was designed to lock the "adventurers' cabin".
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"Fireplace for Children" by the Norwegian architectural firm Haugen/Zohar | All Photos © Jason Havneraas & Fredriksen, Grethe