Farming Kindergarten



The Kindergarten for 500 preschool children, situated next to a big shoe-factory, is a prototype of the sustainable education space in tropical climate. The building is designed for the children of factory workers within low-budget.
The concept of building is “Farming Kindergarten” with continuous green roof, providing food and agriculture experience to Vietnamese children, as well as safe outdoor playground.

Status: Built in 10.2013

Program: Kindergarten

Location: Dongnai, Vietnam

GFA: 3,800m2

1F area: 2,615.9m2

2F area: 1,110.6m2

Site Area: 10,650m2

Client: Pou Chen Vietnam

Contractor: Wind and Water House JSC

Design Credit: Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects)

Principal Architects: Vo Trong Nghia, Takashi Niwa, Masaaki Iwamoto

Architects: Tran Thi Hang, Kuniko Onishi

CFD analysis: Environment Simulation Inc

Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

Green building consultant: Melissa Merryweather