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Located in Liberec in the Czech Republic and featuring a transparent facade consisting of corrugated fibre glass panels, the building is reminiscent more of a greenhouse than a kindergarten. Petr Stolín and Alena Mičeková, the architects, decided against a playful language of forms supposedly appropriate for children and, instead, enveloped the building and its outdoor areas within a second layer that shields the kindergarten from exterior views and allows the children to move freely within the facility, unobstructed by fences or barriers. The use of simple materials and standardised construction components allowed creating the building with a budget of 1.54 mill. euro.