Råå Forskola is a kindergarten situated on the scenic beach between the old Råå School and the Sea Øresund. The building is based on the surrounding landscape's flat, slightly sloping dunes and the distinctive typology of the small fishermen houses.
The institution comprises four groups of children, each with its own room. The four classrooms identify themselves to the facade as gables of a fisherman house. Located between the gables are the common spaces. Large windows in the facade and roof create close contact with the sea and the surrounding landscape, and provide ideal daylight conditions all year round. The classrooms are visually enclosed by “bookcase-walls” made of plywood. Together with the green floor they create a fluent spatial experience and consistency and transparency through the entire institution.
The building is linked to the existing school, and in this connection a cave-like space for wardrobes have been created.
Sheltered from the Sea Øresund toward the old school, a playground is situated. Facing the Sea Øresund the natural flora of the beach has been replanted.
The project has been a long time coming, beginning in 2008, in close dialogue with the future users.
Råå Day Care Center receives Skåne’s Architecture Prize - 2014. In the motivation for awarding Råå Day Care Center the jury emphasizes: “The skill the architect has demonstrated in giving shape to the needs of the users with great integrity and responsiveness - in a way that raises the bar for the contemporary architecture of Skåne. And the care for details and the workmanship that, with respect for the architectural form, characterizes the construction of the Day Care Center.“