Day Care Centre Extension in Modular Construction Creates 89 New Day Care Places
The private education provider BEST-Sabel decided to expand the existing day care centre in Berlin-Kaulsdorf due to increasing demand. The customer decided on a new building in modular construction as the most economical overall solution. Compared to conventional construction methods, the modular construction method convinces, among other things, with a shorter construction time and significantly better calculable costs.
SÄBU was awarded the contract for the construction of the new day care centre as part of the turnkey service that was put out to tender. The service also included the organisation of the building foundation, the earthworks and foundation work with foundation connection to the existing building as well as the laying of the earth tubes.
For the educational institution BEST-Sabel, the focus for the children is on discovery, experimentation, play and learning together with opportunities for relaxation and recreation. This is also reflected in the design of the indoor and outdoor facilities and the cheerful and balanced choice of colours.
The entire building has a flat roof and is enclosed by a parapet. An extensive green roof with additional water storage volume was installed on a large part of the roof.
The elongated modular building is arranged on the site in such a way that the large outdoor play area for the children is enclosed by the building block and forms a protected indoor area together with the existing building. This reduces possible undesirable interactions between the neighbourhood and the day-care centre. For the safety of the children, the entire site is surrounded by a perimeter fence that includes all escape routes.
The upper floor also offers the children a widened corridor as a play corridor, which provides for variety as well as communication among the different groups. On the ground floor there is a house connection room for the transfer of media for the new building, an inside pram storage room in the immediate vicinity of the main entrance as well as a pram room accessible from the outside for lined-up strung crèche prams.
The barrier-free staff and visitor toilets are located on the ground floor.
Large window areas and appropriate room depths ensure attractive lighting in all group rooms and ancillary rooms. Electrically operated Venetian blinds, which are invisibly integrated into the door and window system, provide optimal shading.
The hot water supply and the control of the underfloor heating are located in the existing building and are transferred to the new extension via access points from the basement.
The new modular day care centre was built barrier-free and wheelchair accessible with ground level access to the main entrance. All passages and corridors have sufficient widths to be navigated by wheelchairs. There is a passenger lift for all levels in the building and a disabled-friendly toilet.