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Hakusui nursery school / Nursery school

Hakusui nursery school
Hakusui nursery school

Discipline: Architecture

Discipline: Architecture

Hakusui nursery school in Sakura, Chiba, was planned to accommodate 60 pupils. Seiyukai, a local social welfare firm specializing in elderly care facilities, approached us for this project. The overarching concept for this plan started with an idea: “a nursery school is a large house.” Surrounded by mountains and forest, the southern area of the site rests on a gentle slope. Putting this topography to use, we designed the school room to resemble a large set of stairs.

  • TARGET GROUPS Public Sector / Government

  • TARGET REGIONS Asia

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME up to 12 months

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2014

In this design for a nursery school, the building itself is a plaything. The harmony of material and color choices in the supporting structure, the interaction between children and the interior spaces, all create a feeling of happiness. A large roof follows the slope of the grounds and is superbly integrated into the landscape. The sense of roominess and the inner modulation of the levels, impart flexibility and playfulness into the structure.
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Social welfare corporation Seiyukai

Social Welfare Corporation Seiyukai
Chiba, Japan

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YAMAZAKI KENTARO DESIGN WORKSHOP

YAMAZAKI KENTARO DESIGN WORKSHOP
Tokyo, Japan

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