This nursery school for children, from years zero to five years, stands on the Kizugawa city in Kyoto prefecture.
It is located at the southernmost of Kyoto prefecture on the hill where people feel pleasant breeze and mountains closely with sleeves. It is a corridor-type and one-story nursery school antecedently in the place where new town development has been launched to welcome new residents.
There is no big opening created outside and only slit openings are created at eye level, and big openings are arranged toward the outside school yard at the center of the corridor to integrate the consideration of “safety” and “eternally taking root the residential area” into the building shape.
By creating the internal opening space, the permeability of the whole school and the range where each other can observe are increased, therefore it becomes the safe environment for children. There is no partitioning wall in the nursery space and it is partitioned by movable furniture, which gives warmth of connecting bright natural light and freedom not restricted by the building.Location: Kizugawa, Kyoto, Japan
Architect: yasuyuki fukae architects
Use: nursery school
Site area: 3005.01 sqm
Building area: 1231.58 sqm
Total floor area: 1139.58 sqm
Structure: steel construction