Construction is set to start on the new day care for the Liechtenstein banks in early July. The Villa Wirbelwind day care will open under the umbrella of the Liechtenstein Bankers Association in Vaduz.
The new day care will be located on Äulestrasse 46 in Vaduz and will be open to children of employees of the countrys banking centre. According to a statement, the redevelopment work on the property, which was built in 1922, will last until the end of April 2017. The municipality of Vaduz is covering the costs of the construction work, while the costs for the usage-specific interior design will be borne by the Liechtenstein Bankers Association (LBA), which has leased the building for the next 15 years. ArchitekturAtelier in Vaduz was commissioned to plan and manage the redevelopment work.
Mayor Ewald Ospelt called the transformation of the villa into a day care centre a big asset for the municipality of Vaduz,, adding that the building in the centre of Vaduz has been living empty for a long time. Now it will be given a new lease of life and be put to good use.
For LBA CEO Simon Tribelhorn, a day care for member banks of the association is an important matter given the lack of skilled workers in the region and the constantly growing demand for childcare places.
Villa Wirbelwind (whirlwind) will have space for two to three groups each with 10 to 12 children ranging in age from four months to four years. The sponsoring organisation is the Association of Nurseries in Liechtenstein. According to Tribelhorn, the partners are currently working on the public appearance of Villa Wirbelwind. The name and logo have already been decided, and a website will be launched in autumn, with the option to register children.