Our client wanted to build a new nursery school that have a spacious nursery room without a partition wall where children of different age groups can play together.
So,we designed this nursery school to which infants and toddlers are able to grow up by spending a time in the same space
First floor: Administrative Office, Kitchen, Infant Nursing Room, Child Care Support Center, Playrooms, Cafeteria. Children can see the kitchen from among the tree house. Letting toddlers see what is going on in the kitchen raises their interest in food and cooking.
Second floor: Staff Lounge, Open Space Toddler Nursery Rooms, Playrooms. The toddler nursery rooms facilitate cross-age childcare and interaction.
This building was designed with the surrounding suburban landscape and shape of site in mind. The gently curving lines of the building and the symbol tree in the playground work together as landmarks of the local community.
The feature of our design is a large wooden deck in the center of the building that gently connects the spacious indoor playroom and nursery rooms with a large outdoor play area. By connecting these indoor and outdoor spaces, we created an environment in which children can come up with creative ways to play.
These open spaces naturally connect people with one another, encouraging increased play and learning. The open nursery room was designed to allow cross-age childcare and interaction, in which babies and toddlers aged 0, 1, and 2~5 spend time together in the same space.
The younger children will look up to the what the older kids are doing, while the older kids will have the chance to learn how to care for and protect those who are younger.
This fosters improved daily habits and furthers the goals of childcare that concerns itself with each individual's healthy development.