A work of the practice of the American Frank Barkow and the German Regine Leibinger, with offices in Berlin and New York, this daycare for children of employees of the machine-tool and medical-equipment manufacturer Trumpf is located within the firm’s campus in Ditzingen, 15 kilometers from Stuttgart.
The facility was built with prefabricated mass-timber elements transported to and assembled on site using dovetail connectors and screws, with no need for glues. The low building blends into its setting with the help of a flat pitched green roof whose saddle form takes from nearby farmhouses. The depth of the overhang on all four sides varies, depending on the amount of rain and direct sunlight in each direction. Large skylights ensure natural lighting and ventilation for the daycare center’s eight cubes, which are connected by a corridor and have view-framing apertures.
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