Hermansson Hiller Lundberg Arkitekter: Eldstaden Preschool - best architects 23

Hermansson Hiller Lundberg Arkitekter

Eldstaden Preschool

best architects 23

education buildings


Falkenberg, Sweden




Johan Dehlin


The basic building block of the preschool for 120 children in Falkenberg, built from 2019 to 2022, is a module comprising two grouped wards, combined with shared service areas such as sheltered exterior sleeping porches, a studio and cloakrooms. The wards are laid out along a meandering walkway, interspersed with top-lit internal plazas. The building as a whole is composed of interconnecting wood-clad volumes in different muted primary colours with pitched roofs. These volumes have symmetrical compositions but are connected with adjoining volumes which ambiguously mediate between the colours and forms. The primal forms, ornamental details and crayon colours combine to create childlike neoclassical motifs. The resulting complex is orderly yet suffused with emotion and playfulness.