Kindergarten Flachau ∣ Reitdorf - Education - Reitdorf, Austria

Kindergarten Flachau ∣ Reitdorf

Reitdorf, Austria, Map
BIG SEE Architecture Award 2023 Winner
BIG SEE Architecture Award 2023 Winner

Like many educational facilities, the Austrian ski town of Flachau and neighboring Reitdorf needed to expand to accommodate the growing population of children.

Prefabricated and quick to assemble Sylva™ by Stora Enso was the perfect solution to construct an extension. The local high school (gymnasium) and the existing kindergarten were demolished, and a two-storey wooden extension was built in their place.

Deliveries of PEFC-certified wood arrived Just-in-Time June 2022 at the start of the school summer holidays, and the kindergarten was opened its doors to children by September of the same year!

After renovation and expansion, the open-plan rooms convey a sense of togetherness and is filled with space for exercise, snacking, rest and retreat, learning, and playing for 180 children.

A two-storey connecting corridor with a veranda in front of it to the south connects the two parts of the building.

Wooden elements are mostly left visible in all areas, creating a sterile but inviting atmosphere of well-being throughout.

Area (m²) 2117
Storeys 2
Products Sylva™ CLT Floors and Roofs, Sylva™ CLT Walls
Product quality BVI, NVI and VI PEFC Controlled Source wood
Product volume (m³) 280
Number of truck deliveries 5
Developer Gemeinde Flachau
Architect LP architektur ZT GmbH
Main contractor DMH
Specialist Timber Subcontractor INNOVAHOLZ GmbH
Timber engineer DI Graml Ziviltechnik
Construction duration (months) 7