The main idea of the project is to create an homogeneous open space that works independently from the city of Amsterdam. It has to simulate being far from the city, far from the noise and being a little world to discover. A forest is used to blur the limits between the project area and the place where you come from.

Inside the woods, and through the colourful leaves, appears the architecture that gives us the possibility to build the order and the structure. Based on the concatenation of spaces, the movable walls allow to have lots of little spaces or just one and continuous . It will depend on the activity that will take place inside during the day or the night.

One of the motivations of the project was to create a parallel tour for children, different than the adult’s one, to bring the children another perspective, more imaginative.

So, the project is crossed by this yellow brick road that goes through the walls using little doors, and takes us to all the spaces, the open ones and the closed ones, till the end, where we find the tower, that it is just an iconic place to end ‘our magic tale’.


architects: Aina Roca Mora, Clara Crous Fort  |  client: Archmedium  |  status: Competition (2016)  |  competition: Amsterdam children's playschool  |  clasification: honour mention  |  location: Amsterdam, Netherlands (52.389560, 4.892776)  |  climate: Oceanic / maritime, Temperate  |  material: undefined  |  environments: Seaside, Urban  |  visualizer: Studio  |  scale: medium  |  types: education, nursery  |  views: 4.057

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