Sofie Haug Children’s Day-Care Centre

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Educational
  • Company/Firm
    Dannien Roller Architekten + Partner
  • Lead Designer
    Dipl. Ing. Matthias Roller
  • Design Team
    Dipl. Ing. Maren Dannien
  • Architect
    Dannien Roller Architekten + Partner
  • Photographer Credit
    Dietmar Strauss
  • Location
    Rosenauer Weg 3, 72076 Tuebingen
  • Client
  • Project Date
    August 2022

Mystic woodland sanctum for children as contemporary emulation

The architects have created an enchantingly mystic hybrid-timber building with a walkout basement set into a slope, its architecture emulating the terrain, perfectly adapted to the surrounding woodland.
The brightly framed entrance is set at an angle within the two-storey timber façade made of charred spruce and contrasting glazed teal spruce that weaves a pattern.To the south, there is a protective access balcony structure with ultra-slim steel columns and two hot-dip galvanised steel stairways descending to the playground. Timber and steel form a creative workshop space for children. The embedded glazed walkout basement with its movement space is filled with atmosphere. Reflections and the supporting structure showing through as a stylised root system interconnect architecture and nature.The defined organisation of space and the communication between materials and colours bring a forest clearing to mind. Walls of light-coloured spruce grow out of an earthy rubber floor. Sulphur-yellow oak doors symbolise forest flowers. Window seats and wood wool panels forming a blue canopy make nature a central theme.

Architecture is not objective, but influenced by processes, requirements, budgets and cultural-spatial conditions. Our early cooperation with the client – as early as the task development stage – creates a qualitative coherence between the construction project, urban integration, space, form and material. This not only creates an unmistakable building culture, but also a high level of recognition.

Other prizes
2023 Archello Awards 2023 - Longlist BLT Award 2023, Winner in der Kategorie Educational C-Idea Design Award 2023, Silver Grand Prix Award 2023, Kategorie »City and Community«, Nominierung Big See Wood Design Awards 2023, Winner Heinze ArchitekturAward 2023, shortlist International Architecture Awards 2023 by Chicago Athaneum, Winner Hugo-Häring-Auszeichnung 2023, Kreis Neckar-Alb Hugo-Häring-Auszeichnung 2023, Kreis Neckar-Alb International Architecture & Design Awards 2023, Gold International Architecture & Design Awards 2023, Silber International Architecture & Design Awards 2023, Bronze A+A Awards Architizer- Winner in der Kategorie »Government & Civic Buildings« Grand Prix Award 2023 Katergorie Workplace, Nominierung Big See Architecture Award 2023 Best Workspaces 2023, Auszeichnung Best Workspaces 2023, Auszeichnung German Design Award 2023, Nominierung 2022 »Respekt und Perspektive« Bauen im Bestand Preis 2022, Anerkennung Flächenrecyclingpreis 2022, Sonderpreis best architects award 2022, Auszeichnung C-IDEA DESIGN AWARD 2022, Best Design Award C-IDEA DESIGN AWARD 2022, Bronze Award BLT Built Design Award 2022, Winner Architecture MasterPrize 2022, Winner Architecture MasterPrize 2022, Winner Iconic Awards 2022 Innovative Architecture, Best of Best Iconic Awards 2022, Winner ArchDaily Award - Building of the Year 2022, Nominierung The International Architecture Awards 2022, Honorable Mention BLT Build Design Awards 2021, Auszeichnung Dezeen Award 2021, Longlist 2010 7. Domico Baupreis 2010 ›Metall in der Architektur‹ 2008 Hugo Häring Auszeichnung guter Bauten 2008 BDA