Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf \ MAGK illiz

• April 9, 2012

CHILDCARECENTRE Franz 15 600x400 Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf \ MAGK illiz

Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf, image courtesy MAGK illiz | Photo by Hertha Hurnaus

An influx and increasing birth rate in the community situated to the south of Vienna called for the creation of more, particularly state-of-the-art child care facilities. Therefore a competition tender submission for a new child care centre was issued in 2008. The existing 19th century ‘Gründerzeit’ school was to be extended by eight primary school classes, a after-school care club and a kindergarten with kitchen.

CHILDCARECENTRE Franz 13 600x350 Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf \ MAGK illiz

Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf, image courtesy MAGK illiz | Photo by Hertha Hurnaus

The association of architects MAGK illiz won the competition and was awarded the tender.

The draft of the project team MAGK illiz breaks up the construction into L-shaped bodies which are interlaced in such a manner that different places and free spaces to play in and for learning are formed in the interstices.

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Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf, image courtesy MAGK illiz | Photo by Hertha Hurnaus

Good orientation and quick ways for children and adults are provided by a simple routing system between the functional areas of the two-floor ensemble.

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Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf, image courtesy MAGK illiz | Photo by Hertha Hurnaus

The new main entrance to the school is also the assembly hall and connects the existing school building with the new building. The façade is developed as a ‘pixeled’ white envelope. Format and joining patterns of the “window pixels” meet the current utilisation needs whereby the rooms at the back can be interpreted from outside and the recall value of the individual building sections is enhanced. The façade surfaces alternate between smooth and rough plaster which, particularly in grazing light, creates a vivid impression.

CHILDCARECENTRE Franz 600x400 Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf \ MAGK illiz

Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf, image courtesy MAGK illiz | Photo by Hertha Hurnaus

Unlike the high-contrast façade, the design of the interior rooms is characterised by varying, finely tuned colour and material combinations.

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Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf, image courtesy MAGK illiz | Photo by Hertha Hurnaus

The differing design of doors, cloakrooms and wall panels in an individual range of colour for each area of activity facilitates finding the way and increases their identification, particularly for the children. The cloakrooms of the children’s groups are covered in wood and meander like snails shells into private niches.

“Pixels” protrude into the corridors and from the façade; they are used by the children as nests to read and to cuddle up in.

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Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf, image courtesy MAGK illiz | Photo by Hertha Hurnaus

All activity areas have green and free surfaces. The playground used for breaks turns into a climbing and adventure scenery by its dazzling orange rubber surface, the roof terrace with the smoothly concreted surface becomes a race course. Crèche and kindergarten form a common one to two floor patio which forms a settled pacified centre surrounded by play corridors, multi-purpose and action rooms. The colourful door and ventilation elements of the room-high glass façade allow a for an event room to emerge which can be used flexibly. There is a two-floor loggia of a white-coated welded grid and coloured glass pain curtain to the west of the group rooms on the left, in front of the kindergarten. It complements the monolithic character of the building and is both a sunshade and fall-protection. Depending on the viewing angle, the façade appears anything from transparent to closed, from the interior, however, it embodies a protective second envelop, allowing the smallest children a glance into the greenery and conjures colourful spots of light in the room.

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Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf, image courtesy MAGK illiz | Photo by Hertha Hurnaus

The material and construction concept is characterised by the high standards imposed on ecological sustainability. To ensure the building period was speedy, the new construction was setup in a composite construction method with a solid core as storage mass and a prefabricated, high-insulation envelope of timber frame construction, of solid wood panel structure respectively.

The entire new building complies with passive house standards, the aim of which is greatest ease and comfort for the user at lowest possible operating costs. With an innovative ventilation concept it is possible to achieve a minimisation of costs with regard to the operating times of the mechanical ventilation. For this purpose the classrooms and group rooms are aired by transverse ventilation via acoustic slot openings across the corridor zones without noise from the corridor being transported into the classrooms. This concept also technically ensures that overheating in summer is prevented temperatures dropping at night. Thanks to efficient cost control the overall budget could also be used to redevelop and renovate the existing gym in the scope of this extension. Furthermore, the circulating strip lights could be renewed and provided with circumferential horizontal, partially movable sun protection louvers.

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Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf - Concept, drawing courtesy MAGK illiz

The childcare centre of MAGK illiz is characterised particularly sensitively by the traditional, small dimension structure of the surroundings. The broken building volume is so interlaced that it by no means competes with the environment.

Together with the existing classrooms, the new primary school, the crèche and the kindergarten form one of the largest childcare centres in Lower Austria after a mere period of three years needed for planning and building.

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Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf - Ground floor plan, drawing courtesy MAGK illiz

+ Project facts

Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf

Kinderbetreuungszentrum Maria Enzersdorf
(Childcare Centre Maria Enzerdorf)
Franz Josef-Strasse 72-76
2344 Maria Enzersdorf
Austria (NÖ) (Lower Austria)

Utilization
Care facility with primary school, crèche and kindergarten, canteen and multi-purpose hall plus various open spaces

Competitive tender period: September – October 2008
Planning stage: Completed
Planning beginning: February 2009
Beginning of construction work: March 2010
Construction completion: August 2011

Plot area: 9,554 m²
Gross floor surface: 4,826 m²
Constructed area: 2,294 m²
Floor space: 4,100 m²
Volume: 19,893 m³
Building costs: € 7,85 m.

Construction: Composite construction method with solid core as storage mass and high-insulation envelope of timber frame construction, of solid wood panel structure respectively.

Draft and General Planning

Arge MAGK illiz

MAGK architektur aichholzer l klein ZT OG
Linke Viennazeile 42/5
1060 Vienna
Austria
+43 (0)1 586 38 09
www.magk.at

illiz architektur ZT OG
Kranzgasse 18/5b
1150 Vienna
Austria
+43 (0)1 966 12 98

illiz architektur
Kalkbreitestrasse 33
8003 Zurich
Switzerland
+41 (0)43 960 77 19
www.illiz.eu

Project Architects
Günter Klein, Sabrina Peters
Martin Aichholzer, Petra Schlömer, Stefanie Wögrath

Staff Team
Karin Gutmann, Jiri Koten, Rosemarie Lebzeltern,
Christian Eibensteiner, Stefan Kehrer

Builder
Infrastrukturverein & Co KG
der Marktgemeinde Maria Enzersdorf
Hauptstrasse 37
2344 Maria Enzersdorf
Austria (NÖ) (Lower Austria)

Structural Engineering + Structural Physics
RWT plus ZT GmbH
Civil Engineer for Building and Construction
Karlsplatz 2/6-7
1010 Vienna
Austria

Onsite Construction Supervision
Arge MAGK illiz

Outdoor Facilities Planning
Outdoor facilities planning
Ing. Josefa Geiger
Tech. Office for Garden and Landscape Planning
Goldarinstrasse 1
3441 Gollarn
Austria

Service Engineering Planning
Bauklimatik GmbH
Technical Engineering Office
Nikolsdorfergasse 1/14
1050 Vienna
Austria

Electrical Planning
Braun GmbH
Technical Engineering Office
Viehdorferstrasse 36
3300 Amstetten
Austria

Building Controlling
HYPO NOE Real Consult GmbH
Neugebäudeplatz 1
3101 St. Pölten
Austria

Builder
Bauunternehmung Granit
Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Bereich Hochbau Niederösterreich
(Dept. Structural Engineering Lower Austria)
Landesstrasse 15, 2512 Oeyenhausen
Austria

Carpentry
Schmid Baugruppe Holding GmbH
Frein 9
4873 Frankenburg
Austria

Dry Construction
Garant Bau GmbH
Untere Donaustrasse 35/2
1020 Vienna
Austria

Electrical Engineering
Klenk & Meder Ges.m.b.H.
Triesterstrasse 10
2351 Wiener Neudorf
Austria

Service Engineering
Caliqua Anlagentechnik GmbH
IZ-NÖ-SÜD
Str. 2d, Obj. 57
2355 Wiener Neudorf
Austria

Photographer
Hertha Hurnaus
Köstlergasse 3/9
1060 Vienna
Austria
+43 (01) 523 50 64
hehu@hurnaus.com

+ All images and drawings courtesy MAGK illiz | Photo by Hertha Hurnaus

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