Kindergarten and youth club for the Südstadt district

By order of the City of Nuremberg, WBG KOMMUNAL GmbH is in charge of the new construction of a three-group all-day kindergarten and a youth club for open children and youth work on Dianastraße.

The facilities required in the Gibitzenhof district were combined to form an urban ensemble. The uncultivated land between Dianastraße and Frankenschnellweg, south of the former Werner furniture store, was selected as the most suitable location. The two-storey building with a total gross floor area of 1,306 m² and outdoor play areas will accommodate the three-group kindergarten with 75 children and the youth club as a district-oriented facility for open child and youth work for children and young adults aged 6 to 27.

“The successful planning of the two-storey building ensemble brings together the two facilities under a distinct roof shape. The roof, which is folded several times like a gable roof, creates an elongated, striking building that retains its high standard within the surroundings of the adjacent commercial area. The VAG tram loop that will be required in the future is integrated as a passage through the building and thus simultaneously zones the areas of use of the kindergarten and the youth club. Public access is via the public footpath and cycle path on Dianastraße. Once again, innovative planning will once again succeed in accommodating complex contents on a single property”, City Councillor for Planning and Building Daniel F. Ulrich explains with conviction on the occasion of the start of construction.

“With the three-group kindergarten, we are closing a gap in early childhood education, care and upbringing in the Südstadt district. As a district-oriented facility for open child and youth work, the youth club is firmly anchored in the social environment of its users. It takes on the function of a district centre for children, youths and young adults from the Gibitzenhof and – thanks to a good connection via the Heistersteg bridge – Werderau and Marterlach districts. Children and young people can come to the centre during its fixed opening hours without making an appointment, meet their peers, take advantage of educational and counselling services and spend their free time there. An adequate infrastructure and pedagogically trained staff are available to them there. In this way, we are fulfilling a wish long held by the young people for a contemporary youth club”, Elisabeth Ries, City Councillor for Youth, Family and Social Affairs, is pleased to say.

“We are very pleased that the idea of integrating two facilities for children and young people into the future tram loop is being implemented in close cooperation with all those involved. In addition, the City of Nuremberg is setting an example for space-saving building”, states Ralf Schekira, Managing Director of WBG KOMMUNAL GmbH at the start of construction.

The City of Nuremberg is investing approximately €7.816 million. The project is supported with funds from the Free State of Bavaria, urban development funding and the Bavarian Youth Council. As things currently stand, completion is expected in March 2024.

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