Kindergarten Hill
Kids Design Award 2020, Wood Design Award 2020 Granted


第27回千葉県建築文化賞優秀賞 キッズデザインアワード2020受賞、ウッドデザインアワード2020受賞


This is a rebuilding project of a half century old kindergarten to a timber structure building as a certified kindergarten. The site is surrounded by a number of housing complexes, and it only opens to the west where connects with a greenery space. Therefore, by planning the building like a hill facing to the green space, we wanted to make the environment for children to learn by playing and to grow healthy in the rich green surrounding. A one-sided roof like a hill is introduced for children who love to run around and run up. As if it is in the forest, the playgrounds are scattered over the hill-like roof, and the hill is penetrated to connect the inside and outside. Under the roof, class rooms and a forest hall are arranged side by side toward the green space. Therefore, the environment is like being built in the forest even though it is surrounded by the housing complex. The hall is placed in the center of the kindergarten so that neighbors and kid’s parents may have social interaction.

用途 :認定こども園
敷地 :千葉県千葉市
構造 :木造
延床面積 :850㎡
敷地面積 :2,800㎡
構造 :井上健一構造設計事務所
設備 :武井設備研究所
写真 :GRAPHY Inc.

Use: Kindergarten
Site: City of Chiba, Chiba Prefecture
Structure: Timber
Floor Area: 850㎡
Site Area: 2,800㎡
Completion: February, 2020
Structure: Inoue Kenichi
MEP: Toshio Takei
Photography: GRAPHY Inc.

学びを誘発する遊びの丘/ A playful hill that induces learning


A hill-like roof in the forest was laid to connect with the playground filled with sunlight. For children to learn and grow through play, the playground as if it is in the forest are scattered over the hill-like roof which stimulates their imagination and allows them to run around and run up. Besides that, there are places such as cave walls and climbing pillars, that induce for children to play and learn with curiosity all over the kindergarten.