A Kindergarten and an Elderly care facilities building are coexisting with a local park in the suburban area of Chania in Crete. Landscape topography, orientation, environmental parameters, local material references, innovative technology and program needs define the design strategy and create a local landmark that conforms to the latest principles of sustainable design. The volumetric approach is driven by the program distribution and the privacy needs, creating separate units of indoor and outdoor spaces, that interact through a transversal circulation and communal area. An open amphitheater and a playground at the public park area, are the reference spots where building users and locals can co-exist. Natural stone and timber patterned panels define the degree of transparency and the lighting quality of the building, according to the natural conditions in each orientation.
Municipality of Chania
Bara. A, Christoforidou.D, Natou. F, Piperidou.Y, Tsikas.V , Vasilakis.F
December 17, 2020