The topping-out event for the new Kindergarten in Berlin’s Märkische Viertel neighborhood took place twelve weeks after the laying of the foundation stone amid high summertime temperatures. The client and owner is the Eigenbetrieb Kita-Nordwest of Berlin.

Instead of circulation featuring hallways and corridors, all classrooms are organized around a central tribune stairway and skylight. Thus, the owner Kita-Nordwest is breaking new ground in the spatial implementation of pedagogical intentions of an “open concept” in child care.