Day care center for children with family center

Miltenberg, 2022

The monastery garden of the former Franciscan monastery, enclosed by mighty red sandstone walls, is a green oasis in the historic city center of Miltenberg. A place that combines centrality and security in an ideal way. At the same time, however, it is also a sensitive site with a great history, whose development with a daycare center requires caution and precision. The new building was designed as a one-story pavilion that fits precisely between the monastery walls, thus dividing the garden into the daycare center's free play area and a publicly accessible open space designed in the spirit of the former monastery garden. The house was built as a constructive timber structure with visible surfaces. With its gently staggered terracing, it follows the topography of the terrain. Its tactile and atmospheric qualities make the daycare center a house to touch. Each group room has a spatially integrated climbing element that rises as a lookout above the green roof area. Here, retreats have been created for the children that inspire them to dream, read, observe or reflect.


Competition 2018 / 1st prize
Completion 2022
Client City of Miltenberg
Gross floor area 2,133 m²
Gross volume 8,334 m³

Mainstraße 19
63897 Miltenberg

Battening in silver fir
Monastery wall in sandstone
Linoleum brown-aubergine
Merino felt mottled gray