Designed for around 120 children, the daycare center consists of an L-shaped building made of infra-lightweight concrete, which acts as a single-shell load-bearing thermal insulation due to its low weight. Since the nursery is being built close to the capital’s airport BER, children and teachers must be protected from aircraft noise. Therefore, the building is covered by a twelve-meter-high glazed roof. This creates a comfortable climate due to a finely tuned system of natural ventilation, active shading, light and heat input through the glass surfaces. In the open, sunny and green-planted area, kids can play in comfortable temperatures in summer and winter without being exposed to aircraft noise. Photovoltaic panels will be placed on the roof of the climate envelope, allowing the daycare center to produce its own electricity.
The concept of the climate envelope is based on a multi-year interdisciplinary research project at the TU Berlin’s Institute of Civil Engineering – Design and Construction – Solid Construction together with sbp sonne gmbh. The client is the municipality of Blankenfelde-Mahlow.
sbp is the project’s general planner and is designing the structural framework of the building and the climate envelope.
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