辺見設計|福島県白河市の建築工房「作楽」JP / EN

Childcare Center

Nishi Childcare center/Nishi Nursery

認定こども園 ぼだい樹 西こども園・西保育園

Nishi Childcare center/Nishi Nursery
Location Shirakawa-city,FUKUSHIMA
Site area(㎡) 2446.22
Building area(㎡) 1001.55
Floor area(㎡) 771.78
structure/story W/1F
Completion 2011
建築主 Sennenji Gakuen
建築会社 MATSUMOTO Building Contructor
設備 Solar Power/ Ground Thermal Energy System/Rainwater Utilization


At the time when the briefing session for prospective new year visitors was being held, at 2:46 pm on March 11, 2011, a large tremor with a seismic intensity of 6 or higher in the Great East Japan Earthquake struck the facility. The 16 netsuke Sugi logs in the play hall cut out from the mountain of the temple firmly received the shaking and protected the children and the building intact. Each netsuke cedar log grown in the area supports each other like the individuality of each child and connects the history as a "children's garden". In Fukushima, where the turmoil continues, we must take seriously the reality that the mission of reconstruction must be passed on to the children who will lead the next era.