HIBINOSEKKEI + youji no shiro top OB kindergarten with rooftop playground
HIBINOSEKKEI + youji no shiro top OB kindergarten with rooftop playground
may 25, 2015

HIBINOSEKKEI + youji no shiro top OB kindergarten with rooftop playground

HIBINOSEKKEI + youji no shiro top OB kindergarten with rooftop playground
photography is by studio bauhaus, ryuji inoue




specializing in unique and playful kindergarten projects, HIBINOSEKKEI + youji no shiro has designed the OB kindergarten and nursery located in nagasaki, japan. the plot sits near the ocean with views of the surrounding mountainous landscape where this aspect has influenced the arrangement and strategy of the interior. playing and learning goes hand in hand at OB kindergarten where a variety of niches has been integrated into the space. the building itself has been raised up where the spacious cafeteria composing of an internal and external dining terrace, displays double height glazing which looks out onto surrounding scape while being sheltered by the overhang of the roof itself.

the monochromatic, box exterior is distinctive to normal kindergarten designs




an emphasis on creativity and movement is recurrent throughout the scheme. along with the elongated stairs, there is also a loft that can only be accessed by the children having to climb up the rope-made tunnel to be greeted with a rooftop terrace facing the ocean. altogether with the blackboard walls, house-shaped hideouts and the rooftop play area, it is a clear example on how design can be utilized to improve children’s physical strength, attentiveness and self learning.

the large nersery building looks out onto the ocean

a rope made climbing tunnel allows children to climb up onto the roof


blackboard walls

the spacious cafeteria

there is external and internal seating available

a mezzanine overlooks the dining area

the art room

a house shaped den area

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