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Chuon Chuon Kim Kindergarten / KIENTRUC O

  • 22:00 - 12 January, 2016
Chuon Chuon Kim Kindergarten / KIENTRUC O
Chuon Chuon Kim Kindergarten / KIENTRUC O, © Hiroyuki Oki
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  • Design Team

    An Ni Lê, Triết Lê, Tiên Đặng, Nhung Hồ, Dân Hồ
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From the architect. This project is a conversion of an existing town house into a private kindergarten in Tân Định ward, one of District 1 subdivision, Sài Gòn, Vietnam.

Diagram
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Multiple functional needs within a space demand a flexible spatial adaptation that allow the room to shift from a single private space to a larger public or event space, or to proportionally expand and contract in size while complying with the house’s existing structural elements.

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The architects approach this project with an understanding children naturally feel more comfortable in spaces that are relatively related to their size, of which offer a sense of safety and freedom to explore their surroundings.

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From a larger point of view, a cluster of small spaces stimulates and encourages the children to go out and discover what is beyond their own personal bubble. The flexible spatial organization is a direct respond to programmatic requirements and the educational experience the architects want to offer.

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A common practice in developing country, whose society progresses at a fast pace, is to deliberately recondition an old existing building and give it new functional or aesthetic purposes. This is normally done accompanying a more complex spatial demands, limited resources, and time.

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Despite the constrains, the team have transformed an old, and monolithic space to a bright and exuberant vitality kindergarten, a place that foster the new generation of Vietnamese people.

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