Chuon Chuon Kim Kindergarten / KIENTRUC O

Chuon Chuon Kim Kindergarten / KIENTRUC O

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District 1, Vietnam
  • Architects: KIENTRUC O
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  486 Area:  486
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015 Year:  2015
  • Photographs Photographs:  Hiroyuki Oki
  • Design Team:An Ni Lê, Triết Lê, Tiên Đặng, Nhung Hồ, Dân Hồ
  • Architect In Charge:Đàm Vũ
  • City:District 1
  • Country:Vietnam
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Text description provided by the architects. 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.

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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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© Hiroyuki Oki

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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© Hiroyuki Oki

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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© Hiroyuki Oki

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Address:District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

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Cite: "Chuon Chuon Kim Kindergarten / KIENTRUC O" 12 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/780213/chuon-chuon-kim-kindergarten-kientruc-o> ISSN 0719-8884
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