Located in Vonsild, Denmark, Paletten, traditional forms aims to educate children early on the possibilities of architecture was designed by CEBRA a/s. The design kindergarten is a daycare center for children between one and six years of age. It is some 1,200 sq m and is situated just outside of Kolding in a small suburb called Vonsild. The building is the first in a planned series of theme kindergartens focusing on specific activities – in this case art, design and architecture. In a Danish context this is somewhat unusual because this will turn the kindergarten into an educational preschool facility.
The children will not receive actual lessons since most of the knowledge should be acquired through play, but even so the idea of combining learning and playing is new. Looking at and using the building should thus be educational and this is why the architects have deliberately avoided typical building features.