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  4. In Progress: Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

In Progress: Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

In Progress: Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects
In Progress: Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki Rendering Rendering Rendering +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Đồng Nai, Vietnam
  • Principal Architects

    Vo Trong Nghia, Takashi Niwa, Masaaki Iwamoto
  • Project Team

    Tran Thi Hang, Kuniko Onishi
  • Area

    3800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Contractor

    Wind and Water House JSC
  • CFD Analysis

    Environment Simulation Inc.
  • Client

    Pou Chen Vietnam
  • Site Area

    10650 sqm
  • More SpecsLess Specs

This kindergarten, for 500 pre-school children, is a prototype for sustainable education spaces in tropical climates. The plan was designed for the factory workers children of Pou Chen Vietnam.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

The building concept is a "Farming Kindergarten" with a continuous green roof, providing food and agriculture experience to Vietnamese children, as well as a safe outdoor playground. The green roof is a triple-ring-shape drawn with a single stroke, creating three courtyards inside. While these internal courtyards provide safety and comfortable playgrounds for children, the roof makes landing to the courtyards at both sides, allowing children to enter a very special eco-friendly experience when they walk up and go through it. This green roof is designed as a continuous vegetable garden, a place to teach children the importance of agriculture and relationship with nature.

Floor Plans
Floor Plans

Architectural and mechanical energy-saving methods are comprehensively applied including but not limited to: green roof, PC-concrete louver for shading, recycle materials, water recycling, solar water heating and so on. These devices are designed visibly for children to play their important role in sustainable education.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

The building is now under construction and expected to start its operation in September 2013.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: Nico Saieh. "In Progress: Farming Kindergarten / Vo Trong Nghia Architects" 01 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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Cubasur · June 26, 2014

I really like vo trong nghia's work but this project makes no sense. The building footprint alone encroaches nearly a third of the site. A vertical solution would have been better - then farm all you want on the ground like everyone else!

Nguy?n Tu?n D?ng · March 03, 2014

Ng??i n??c ngoài thì ca ng?i, còn ng VN mình thì ganh ghét ?? k? l?n nhau, c? có m?t ngôi sao v?a loe1 lên l?p t?c b? b?y ?àn dìm xu?ng, gi?ng nh? v? flappy bird, thì VN mãi mãi ko th? phát tri?n dc ?âu.

Yhy · October 30, 2013

satisfy the children's curiosity,a changeable structure

nam · July 22, 2013

võ tr?ng ngh?a là 1 kts gi?i thành công , nh?ng th?c s? ko th?y khoái ki?u c?a ông ta l?m , có c?m giác r?t khô c?ng , vô h?n không ch?t l?m

xau ho · July 15, 2013

That la xau ho cho nhung nguoi viet nam o day, tu minh da khong the nao lam noi nhung cong trinh nhu vo trong nghia, cu chay theo nem da, noi xau. Mac du tu ban than minh chua hieu het hoac chua di xem tan mat nhung cong trinh nay. Su ghen ghet, do ky lam cac ban khong the nao lam noi cai gi. Tai sao lai vach ao cho nguoi xem lung, cac ban xem lai nhe. Think differece!

peter · July 09, 2013

i like concept, hope this well done

minh giap · July 08, 2013

tropical climate, no winter. school is covered by trees and louver. comfortable, i think, let wait until finish.

Ben · July 07, 2013

Tran Nhat, mình chia s? v?i nh?ng ?au kh?, ?au ??n trong ng??i b?n vì lòng ghen ghét và thái ?? phán xét, ?i?u ?ó làm m?t luôn kh? n?ng sáng t?o c?a b?n, chúc b?n nhanh thoát kh?i nh?ng b?c mình c?a b?n và ??ng vì nh?ng h?p hòi cá nhân ?? ng??i ta xem th??ng ng??i Vi?t Nam. Mong b?n nhanh h?t ?au kh? v?i nh?ng d?n v?t h?p hòi.

TranNhat · July 03, 2013

If you know how the sun path and the weather in Vietnam, this is stupid! This will cost a tons of money for maintenance.

Alvin Tham · July 12, 2013 12:35 PM

I agree with you bout the high maintenance. Apparently the people here just can't accept criticism. If you give a negative comments, even if is true. They will give a thumb down. Loser..

?n máu l?n · July 03, 2013

The design look very familiar. Looks like this architect copied Tezuka Architects design! Well done copy cat! For those who have not seen, please try to google for Tezuka Architects - Fuji Kindergarten which have won numerous awards. Please 'thumbs up' if you like Fuji Kindergarten.

Truong Lan · July 04, 2013 10:53 AM

not a problem, the most important project that Vo Trong Nghia Architects had been done! better than no project..

o · July 02, 2013

sanaa(curves)+toyo ito(form)+BIG(diagram)

Mng · July 02, 2013

It looks very clean and scientific. Love the real trees in the schoolyard, the future garden on the roof, especial the shape of building. Up in the air! Amazing! So excited to see it in real.

Mori Naoto · July 02, 2013

This make me feel relax and nothing important. congratulation. hope to see when finished

park · July 01, 2013

want to see when finished

trinhlangtong · July 01, 2013

nine but rush

dady · July 01, 2013

more space for children, more land for agriculture, more green for earth.


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