Daginstitution Sønder Tranders

aiming for DGNB Gold

About this project

The project ‘Daginstitution Sønder Tranders’, entails the new construction of a Kindergarten called ‚Markmusen‘, built for the Municipality of Aalborg in Northern Denmark, which represents a pioneering approach to sustainable childcare architecture. Designed by Krogh Arkitektur, for the client AaK Buildings, the Kindergarten is being built by contractor Arne Andersen Vrå A/S with EKJ Rådgivende Ingeniører as the consulting engineer. Together, they are dedicated to realizing a sustainable and nurturing space for 50 infants in daycare and 100 kindergarten children.

The project is seeking certification through the Danish equivalent of the DGNB system, aiming for DGNB Gold for its commitment to ecological principles and community integration, as well as the special distinction DGNB Heart for its special focus on indoor climate and well-being, and thus sets a high standard for environmentally responsible childcare infrastructure.

The guiding philosophy behind this project emphasizes a deep connection to nature and the utilization of existing surroundings. The goal is to create a nurturing environment that promotes a sense of belonging and fosters learning and openness. Safety, security, and accessibility are paramount, ensuring peace of mind for both children and caregivers.

Architecturally, the Kindergarten seamlessly blends with the natural landscape, aligning its structure with the contours of the land. This not only enhances visual harmony but also facilitates intuitive navigation for occupants. Additionally, careful planning separates pedestrian and vehicular traffic, ensuring a tranquil arrival experience.

In summary, the Daginstitution in Sønder Tranders exemplifies the transformative potential of sustainable design in the realm of childcare architecture. It serves as a beacon of innovation and environmental stewardship, providing a blueprint for future projects aimed at enhancing both community well-being and ecological integrity.