Frederiksvej kindergarten aims to create a small village setting for children that breaks away from the traditional, large-scale, institutional daycare environment. The small-scale village atmosphere is achieved by dividing the building into eleven small houses joined together with different orientations. The various play areas in the kindergarten are centered around two winter gardens, providing small, individualised spaces where children can establish their own play niches within the building.
From the outside, the offsetting of the façades divides the kindergarten into smaller outdoor areas and play zones, while allowing daylight to enter the building. Within the building, the offsetting has resulted in various sizes and types of rooms conceived for the occupants. The new kindergarten is adapted to the different scales of the surroundings and reflects the neighbouring roofs of different heights and pitches.