Surrounded by 5-star resorts, hotels, and condos, this kindergarten would not only serve local demand but also attract to expats who are working and living with their children around.
The client came to us with the idea of a small kindergarten under fast construction and low budget (the budget is around 70% comparing to the others with similar scale).
The building is open from all sides, there’s no back and no front. The Ground floor layer is more than a close function, we call it the open square – with the center void ís free space. With many Poplar trees garden around the building, we do not need them in the building. The upper layer are classes which are arranged like a small village. Each class have two-side access with natural lighting and ventilation. The Louver system protects them from the sun and ocean wind.
The idea of the upper layer comes from the image of a small village, and we hope to bring the feeling of active movement for the kids, as they could hang out around the building, up and down the slopes and stairs.
With the issue of construction time and budget, we just chose the simple palette local material for finishing: concrete, Hoa -Son granite stone and brick from the local suppliers. This is the standard solution favored in low-cost construction, however, since the finish is matched with the concrete structure, it still looks good.
Moreover, for a better use with public purpose, the lower layer is open for everyone, especially the parents. The School 24h open for the kids and their parents who are working for the resorts and hospitality project around. The school is expected to be a new public area of the town.
The kindergarten was finished in 60 working-days and is now waiting for the officially opening ceremony after the COVID-19 pandemic.
HAS ARCHITECTURE & HNA ARCHITECTS
Architect In Charge: Nguyen Hoang, Nguyen Manh Dung
Design Team: Nhan Phan, Tran Pham, Truong Luyen, Tuan Le
Structurer Engineer: Tin An JSC
MEP: Duy & Co.
GFA: 1200 m2
Client: SKYLINE EDUCATION
Project manager: Quy Nguyen & Partners