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Childcare Center

Yamatsuri-Childcare center



Yamatsuri-Childcare center

Location Yamatsuri Higashi shirakawa-gun,FUKUSHIMA
Site area(㎡) 5021.81
Building area(㎡) 814
Floor area(㎡) 696.89
structure/story W/1F
Completion 2015
建築主 Tsukie Gakuen
建築会社 ISHIKAWA Construction Company
設備 Passive Solar System SOYOKAZE


Yamatsuri Town, located in the south of Fukushima Prefecture, is a small town with a population of about 6,200, and is implementing a number of measures that are attracting attention from local governments nationwide, such as the "Declaration of No Merger." Above all, child-rearing support has been enhanced as a "child is a treasure of the town". As part of this measure, two kindergartens and nursery schools were integrated to create a kindergarten-linked children's institution. Surrounded by the Yamizo Mountains, which are rich in forest resources, and the rich natural environment of the countryside, the Yamizo cedar wood is used abundantly to stimulate the five senses of children and contribute to local forestry and the carbon cycle. I aimed for something to do.

While holding lively workshops with local residents and staff, there was heated debate that the approach of about 50m would be long, but parents and children held hands and talked in their first social life in early childhood. We proposed "Shadow Play Path" in collaboration with picture book writer Hiroshi Abe, who had been close to Yamatsuri Town for some time. In addition, we invited children to the site during the construction and held a heavy equipment experience class to arouse the children's awareness even before the completion and were surrounded by the love of the local resources "people", "things" and "things" of Yamatsuri Town. We aimed to create a garden that would be the original scenery of our hearts.

Comments from Hemmi Sekkei

The garden is a U-shaped garden with a 3-5 year old children's building on the south side of the garden and a nursery school building on the north side of the quiet courtyard. Each of the gardens will form a "town" as "children's houses". Children's homes are separated by furniture rather than walls. A nursery room made of natural materials, a play hall lined with logs, and trees stimulate the five senses of children to create a warm space.