Slovene architecture

Timeshare kindergarten Podgorje

Arhitektura Jure Kotnik / 2016
LOCATION: Podgorje 173, Podgorje pri Slovenj Gradcu

Kindergarten Podgorje is a so-called timeshare kindergarten, which emphasizes peer interaction, self-learning and movement. The building has no corridors; there is a large multi-purpose central space, linking all the play rooms. When these are opened, an 85 percent of the building surface becomes a continuous playing space. The kindergarten is energy efficient, with several interior and exterior elements which encourage physical activity, such as an indoor road for walking, running or cycling, which is regulated by special animal-shaped traffic signs.

Object information

Project Year
Construction year
Object size
696 m2
Area size
2500 m2
1.100.000 eur
Energy Performance Certificate

Technical team

Jure Kotnik, Andrej Kotnik
Landscape architects
Arhitektura Jure Kotnik, Lesoteka Hiše d.o.o.
Janez Marolt
Construction engineers

Manufacturers and Suppliers

Main contractor