Kindergarten – Ramat Gan
Located in an agricultural training farm, the kindergarten in Ramat Gan covers 100 sq m and is surrounded by an extensive vegetable garden.
The building is divided into two classrooms for two age groups: a younger class for 1.5-2.5 year-olds, and an advanced class for 2.5-3.5 year-olds.
The kindergarten’s location in an agricultural area, was a source of inspiration for its design, which used the natural theme as a recurring element in diverse variations. The design is typified by simple, concise lines, incorporated with concrete images from the animal kingdom, a reduced color scheme to avoid clutter, and various textures imprinted into the wood furniture.
The design comprises soft, hand-sewn objects befitting the users’ young ages to ensure utmost safety, while also encouraging the children to use their imagination in the different play stations. The dimensions of the kindergarten space called for a targeted design based on needs and functionality. The result is an intimate kindergarten which offers a unique experience.
The overall design concept reflects the world view adhering to imaginative design and creativity which place the child at the center both metaphorically and ergonomically.
Interior and furniture design: Sarit Shani Hay
Photography: Amit Geron
Ramat Gan 2010