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Hestia Daycare

Team
Marijn Schenk, Bart Reuser, Michel Schreinemachers, Claudia Linders with Toon van Schijndel, Agatha Osika, Ieda Alvarez Dogo
Client
Hestia
Type
Daycare
Location
Amsterdam
Collaborator
Claudia Linders | Labeled
Size
200 sqm
Cost
Euro 87.000,00
Contractor
Nieuwenhuizen Bouwservice Management
Installations
EWW
Carpenter
Gielissen Interior & Exhibitions BV

Child-care centre Hestia is located on the second story of a EEA-designed multifunctional building, in which schools for children of other ages are also located.  The space must provide room for different types of activities, and a balanced context in which the child can blossom.

Dance, theatre, music, reading, study, cooking and drawing are all activities which children should be able to carry out at Hestia. Above all, the child-tenders want a space that is easily supervised and restful, that works as a backdrop to personal development. Children should be able to find a place they feel is their own, where it is possible to pullback from the others in the group without being able to fully elude the attentions of the adults.
The available space, the architectonic elements and the demands of the client resulted in the decision  to furnish the space using one large, multifunctional element. This element would serve to divide up the space into different areas, while simultaneously creating a connection between the activities, thereby maintaining continuity and community. A landscape is created as tangible environment on a child-sized scale, offering possibilities and challenging the children to participate; which provides cover or shelter where needed and adventure where possible.