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Bird's-eye view / Shigeo Ogawa

Higashitateishi nursery school

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Educational Buildings
Firm Location1-3-11-2F,Kojimachi , Chiyodaku , Tokyo, Japan
Project location Katusikaku , Tokyo
CompanyAisaka Architects' Atelier
Lead ArchitectKensuke Aisaka
ClientSocial welfare corpolation Tokuikukai

This is a nursery school for 165-kids built in downtown at 0 meters area above sea level.The architecture with multiple circulation contain four overlapping functions that ensure the facility will continue to be loved and used by the community for many years to come: it is a “house” where children can play freely in a setting their instructors and families know it’s safe; a “park” where all students can move their bodies and develop their minds; a “school” where they can learn to appreciate the value of life and food; and a “fort” to protect the community during flood, fire or earthquake .