Kindergarten with its own plantation of vegetables in Vietnam
• Kindergarten with its own plantation of vegetables in Vietnam
The architects of Vo Trong Nghia Architects presented Farming Kindergarten project in Vietnam. The space in the 3800 sq. meters occupies a kindergarten, located next to a large shoe factory and designed for 500 children of the factory workers. The modern development of industrial economy has resulted in significant damage to the environment, so the new complex is intended to draw the attention of the younger generation on the historical values of the region.
The building is conceived as a continuous green roof, convey the experience of agriculture to children, as well as creating a vast area with a view of the sky. Planning takes the form of a spiral surrounding the three courtyards, which are used as safe play areas. The structure consists of a continuous narrow strip with windows on each side, which maximize cross ventilation and natural lighting. Five kinds of vegetables grown on site. This helps each child to develop in harmony with nature, and also allows you to use energy-saving technology to architecture. Greens serves as insulation and shading, and recycled waste water for watering plants and service toilets.
The construction is designed for parents with low income, so the project's budget is very limited. The combination of local materials (brick, tile) and construction techniques help to minimize the impact on the environment, and promote the development of the industry. Due to this the cost of one square meter is only $ 500, including finishing and equipment.
Photos: GremsyHiroyuki OKI