Kindergarten Paldau, Austria
If you like entertainment music, you are bound to have heard of the town of Paldau in Southeastern Styria, home to the popular band The Paldauer. The local kindergarten cannot match the band’s expert audience in numbers, but still the architects and the teachers involved in the renovation project were set on creating something well worth visiting. The children enjoy the welcoming quality of light, air and space both behind the multicolored facade of the Kindergarten in Paldau and outside in the schoolyard. There is a looooong walkway between inside and outside. And it is not just any old terrace; it’s a Mareiner Wörthersee terrace with a brushed surface. Lively children on living wood, durable in its polish, this wooden walkway holds its own in a continuous stress test of wind weather and kids.