20 Jan 2011

fuji kindergarten


Fuji Kindergarten, Tezuka Architects, 2007. Slide from roof. Located far out in suburbia this kindergarten has simple policy.
Kids first. Help me Do It Myself. 
The Montessori philosophy is clearly visible in both building and staff.
This kindergarten has been selected as the best education building in the world. This project makes me warm and happy.

Suburban context, a small part is of the projects roof is visible.

Next to the project, an suburban farm.

Children washing their hands after play outside. Note the rabbit cages. In total there are 600 children with overlapping schedules, maximising usage of all spaces.

Lawn mower.

Children naturally like to put things in order; so we try to encourage them with markers. One of the staff explains the pedagogical nature of colours. Note, I moved the slipper. This was on a Saturday.

On a weekday.

The rope in the skylight lights up a light bulb. An action gives direct result.

Water draining down from roof. Another source of fun.

Details. Wooden-frame two-glass sliding door. The facade towards the court is very flexible.


Rabbit.

Roof scape.

Each object on the roof has light bulb next to it.

Courtyard. The building is very low a it is easy to get an view.

The roof is also an area for outdoor activities.

The building is constructed around trees. The gaps are covered with a net to allow the kids to play there.

The is is lands inside the building.

This wall is flexible.

Notable is the intimate scale.

Not all activity happens inside the circular building, outside the landscape and the activities are more varied and happens in different zones.

More reading: Japanese Kindergarten : Roof House

3 comments:

  1. Tack Linus! Sitter just med exjobbet, en förskola och har ett tak att komma på, jag tror du fixade det!

    Kelda

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  2. UNA EXELENTE ESCUELA, QUE MOTIVA A LOS NIÑOS PARA ESTUDIAR MEJOR.

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