Cross Section through tree building
Cross Section through tree building

Site plan
Site plan

Cross Section through new classroom addition
Cross Section through new classroom addition

Cross Section through tree building
Cross Section through tree building

GERMAN SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN

JOHANNESBURG

2013

In response to increased intake for pre-school learners, the proposal sought to create an extension that works with landscape as a playful device through which kids can simultaneously play and learn. Orientated towards the garden and providing a security edge for the young learners, a playful and bold building is proposed in the form of a suspended tree house. This device allows for additional learning space whilst not compromising the limited open space of the school. A system of interconnected courtyards is proposed for future growth creating a safe and secure space for learners to roam their worlds with freedom and lightness.