Prettau Kindergarten and Library
A new structure for a kindergarten, library and cafeteria was built to replace the dilapidated kindergarten. The compact, plastered masonry fits in with the character of a small village in terms of scale, volumes, roof shape and materials used. Deep recesses and an array of window shapes, with offsetting, show that good modern architecture can be created out of conservative structures. Box windows in various sizes illuminate the interiors. In the kindergarten area, the windows are designed in such a way that their deep embrasures can be used by children as benches to relax and play inside the building. This architecture is convincing in its simplicity, with carefully considered modern details.