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Chuon Chuon Kim 2 Kindergarten / KIENTRUC O

  • 00:00 - 14 May, 2018
  • Curated by María Francisca González
Chuon Chuon Kim 2 Kindergarten / KIENTRUC O
Chuon Chuon Kim 2 Kindergarten / KIENTRUC O, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

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  • Architects

  • Location

    District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Đàm Vũ
  • Project Team

    Anni Lê, Tài Nguyễn, Dân Hồ, Phương Đoàn, Duy Tăng, Giang Lê, Đức Lê, Tân Phạm
  • Area

    409.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

Text description provided by the architects. The Chuon Chuon Kim 2 Kindergarten project was introduced to Ho Chi Minh City’s District 2 as an educational environment that captivates and stimulates meaningful cross interactions amongst the children and the adult. Installed within the school is an openness with a spark of curiosity that allows people of all ages to venture and explore the space in a relaxing and calming atmosphere.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

As we have engaged in numerous educational projects, we recognize that these experiences are equally as important as the responsibility of nurturing the kids. It invokes a sense of pride, and interests within the teacher and the staffs. It inspires and embraces them, for they have chosen to dedicate their lives to the education and the well-being of the children on a daily basis.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

Like a giant Lego building, the kindergarten is constructed entirely in bare brick forming patterns and openings that is playful to the eyes, conveying a unique aesthetic value and promoting natural ventilation. Classrooms and utility rooms are organized around a playful core. Each floor is arranged in an alternating pattern to enhance vertical interaction, encourage children to be more receptive to their surroundings, and stimulate their inner creativity.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
Courtesy of KIENTRUC O
Courtesy of KIENTRUC O

Juxtapose to the calming atmosphere of the classrooms, the core is ample and full of movement.  From the garden on the ground floor, the spaces form an aperture that frames a continuous perspective that is visible from outside in and inside out. Continually upward, the interior spaces connect to an open rooftop garden, waiting to be discovered with a rewarding experience of the infinite vista of the Saigon river.

Section 1
Section 1

The journey of discovery in the kindergarten is a very liberating one because of the continuous changes, and the endless experiences that are tailored personally to each space. Conclusively, Chuon Chuon Kim 2 Kindergarten is a place of surprises that will never cease to tickle the curious souls, children and adult alike.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

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Cite: "Chuon Chuon Kim 2 Kindergarten / KIENTRUC O" 14 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/894344/chuon-chuon-kim-2-kindergarten-kientruc-o/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Hiroyuki Oki

越南‘乐高式’砖砌幼儿园 Chuon Chuon Kim 2 / KIENTRUC O

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