Skibby Children´s House is built on a city boundary with protected forests, fields and the nearby school called “Fjordlandsskolen”. Skibby Children´s House will have a green and sustainable profile and is set to replace three existing children´s houses. The building and the playground will be open for public use in the evenings and on weekends and will serve as a gathering place for the whole community.
In designing the building, we have focused on downscaling the volume into small entities. This has been done because new scientific studies show that small children feel safer and have fewer conflicts when they are in smaller, more easily comprehendible environments.
The design and the materials have been chosen to minimize the building’s carbon footprint and give the Children´s House a green, sustainable profile. It is built by the Danish standard - Building class 2020.
The playground is designed for both play, reflection and learning. There are different areas for the different age groups – closest to the building we have the area for the smallest children, where the adults are always nearby. There has also been designed some more challenging areas designed for the older children, these are located furthest away from the building where the theme is more explorative.