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ECOKID KINDERGARTEN

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Architect
LAVA
Location
Vinh Vietnam
Year
2019
Photos
Hiroyuki Oki; Nguyen Thai Thach
The design of a kindergarten features spaces encouraging curiosity, activity-based learning and interaction with nature for the next generation of Vietnamese children.

The kindergarten near Hanoi, Vietnam, unfolds with three semi-circular buildings over three levels linked by bridges generating a series of interconnected indoor and outdoor spaces that are playful and safe while making an architectural statement. The series of buildings form three courtyards with a forest in between, with breezes from the adjacent lake adding to the natural experience.

The design language - organic shapes, simple architectural lines, primary colours, different facades/windows coded by age – is all about growth. It’s child-friendly without being childish.

An education project for the future generation challenges us to question the ways we teach and learn. Rather than a sterile box with a teacher in front and kids in rows listening, LAVA created a learning environment where discovery, curiosity, interaction with nature and activity-based learning are encouraged to promote children's holistic development.

This vision is realised through a design based on nature and its structural geometries that inspires playful exploration of the world.

LAVA won Gold in the 2019 Sydney Design Awards for the Kindergarten under "Architecture - Public or Institutional" and a Commendation for Educational Architecture in the International Chapter Architecture Awards, AIA.

ECOKID KINDERGARTEN

ECOKID KINDERGARTEN

ECOKID KINDERGARTEN

ECOKID KINDERGARTEN

ECOKID KINDERGARTEN

ECOKID KINDERGARTEN

ECOKID KINDERGARTEN

ECOKID KINDERGARTEN

ECOKID KINDERGARTEN

ECOKID KINDERGARTEN

ECOKID KINDERGARTEN

ECOKID KINDERGARTEN

ECOKID KINDERGARTEN

ECOKID KINDERGARTEN

This article originally appeared in l-a-v-a.net

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