The centre is laid out as a small village, with streets, lanes, small squares and niches, and divided into three zones: an arrival zone; a small children’s zone with access to group rooms, an outdoor area and an open-air shelter; and a large children’s zone with access to group rooms and the outdoor area. Common exercise rooms and eating facilities are situated in the middle of the building for easy access.
Working with small children is a demanding job. In Solhuset, the staff can focus on activities and care work, while technology handles the indoor climate to create optimal working conditions. Intelligently controlled sun screening and window opening allow the flow of daylight and fresh air to adapt continuously to the weather conditions outside and people’s needs inside.
The weather station on the roof and the temperature and CO2 sensors in every room ensure a good indoor climate, protecting against overheating, ventilating with fresh air, and switching the lights on and off according to requirements and weather conditions. They also help save energy.
When a lot of children are gathered in the same place, a room can get stuffy and noisy. However, Solhuset addresses these problems with well-proven solutions.
Inside the centre, the special design and volume of the rooms, together with the use of sound absorbers, ensure a good acoustic climate.