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Childminders Centre (Haus der Tagesmütter) is a program self-managed by mothers associations with the aim of taking care of babies during office hours and children after school hours, making conciliation of family life and work easier. The proposed system is characterized by its flexibility. It consists on organizing the project into specialized programmatic stripes, which work by addition. Existing urban voids among buildings are filled in with these stripes, and so urban facades of incomplete blocks become continuous. Roofs and facades of the Project use the same material along every stripe. Scale and color of these pieces are adapted to the domestic scale of the neighborhood as well as the public use of the building. So integration and differentiation joins together to establish a nice dialogue with the Bavarian urban landscape.
Programmatic and spatial specialization of every stripe results in the use of specific materials and colors, providing the inner space with a code which combines color, use, activity timing, acoustic environment and energy demand.