“Follow me, I’m your friend!”

The kindergarten Sinneswandel in Berlin hosts 65 deaf and hearing kids.
On three floors, room high animal applications guide the kids safely to their rooms


The Concept

A 700 square meter big part oft the Helen Keller school in Charlottenburg was given to the Sinneswandel gGmbH to bring to life their vision of an integration kindergarten. The challenge was to create an orientation system for the building that is fun and appropriate for children and to create rooms that invite to explore, recreate and at the same time offer places of retreat and safety.

A tree as the symbol for growth and development was the root idea of the design concept. The three floors stand for root, trunk and crown of a tree. For each floor baukind developed together with the Atelier Perelà an original color concept and animal characters that correspond to and live around root, trunk and crown of a tree. The animals accompany the kids from the entrance door to their groups that are named after these animals: fox group, rabbit group, etc.

Kita Sinneswandel
Waldschulallee 31, 14055 Berlin
Sinneswandel e.V. Förderung gehörloser und hörgeschädigter Menschen in Berlin gGmbH – Friedrichstr. 12, 10969 Berlin


Anne Deppe@

Atelier Perelà

Daniel Huber