vo trong nghia spirals farming kindergarten in vietnam
all images courtesy of vo trong nghia architects
in dongnai, vietnam, vo trong nghia architects has designed ‘farming kindergarten’, a large pre-school that can accommodate up to 500 children. the project is envisioned as a model of sustainability set within the tropical climate, allowing the school’s young inhabitants to understand the importance of sustainable education and design.
the building’s spiral form offers a series of distinct outdoor learning environments
a fully accessible green roof drawn in a triple-ring-shape creates three courtyards enclosed by the looping structure, providing safe and secure playgrounds for the kindergarten’s occupants. the different levels and gradients created by the building’s spiral form offer a series of distinct outdoor learning environments, where children are able to forge a close relationship with the natural world.
children are able to forge a close relationship with the natural world
further energy saving systems have been integrated and applied across the design, with a concrete louver used for shading and recycled materials and water incorporated throughout.
the approach to the school
three courtyards provide safe and secure playgrounds for the kindergarten’s occupants
interior spaces maintain a close relationship with the natural surroundings
a fully accessible green roof is drawn in a triple-ring-shape
location: dongnai, vietnam
area: 3,800 sqm
client: pou chen vietnam
contractor: wind and water house JSC
partners: vo trong nghia, takashi niwa, masaaki iwamoto
architects: tran thi hang, kuniko onishi