The project for a kindergarten with five groups (with the fifth group planned as a future expansion option) including a development proposal for an adjacent residential quarter is inspired by the grown small-scale structure of the city of Pulkau. In order to achieve a stronger ensemble character, the structural dimensions of kindergarten buildings and residential buildings are dealt with similarly in terms of height, proportion and orientation.
Selectively positioned open spaces, small squares and large green areas and playgrounds connected with each other, create the necessary "buffer zones".
By presenting each kindergarten group as an individual house, they can be recognised and experienced as a separate unit and the large building volume is thus being structured. In this way the building is shaped to a scale that can be experienced by small children and has an identity-building effect. The internal traffic areas and multifunctional zones open up the individual groups and connect them with each other, creating a continuum of communal spaces. The L-shaped design of the group rooms offers quiet niches of retreat on the one hand and simultaneously allows light to flood in from the east and south.
The gable roofs merge into pergolas in the area of the terraces, which form a shady threshold to the open area. The aim of the open space design is to integrate the planned residential development and the open spaces of the new kindergarten into the settlement structure in the best possible way and to design high-quality outdoor spaces.

Extract from the jury’s report: "The roofscape of the kindergarten building is modelled on the narrow typical farmhouses and uses them as a design element. The staggered arrangement of the group rooms to the south creates a very well structured and lively zoning in the inner development. The group rooms also provide very differentiated and intimate areas due to their stepped form".