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Photos: Daniel Taun, Kenichi Suzuki, Tezuka Architects

Our Favourites: Three exemplary kindergartens in Japan

 
First, we have a kindergarten in Okazaki, Central Japan with inviting playgrounds. Then there is the Toranoko Kindergarten with a view of Mount Fuji and finally an award-winning project in Tokyo.

Under the Hood: Kindergarten in Okazaki

The kindergarten of the Nara siblings in Okazaki in central Japan urgently needed an extension.”Demolish and rebuild” would have been an obvious option. However, Ma Yansong and his architecture studio MAD decided to leave the wooden skeleton of the previous building as a playhouse in the middle of the new daycare center.
 
 
Clients: Kentaro und Tamaki Nara
Architects: MAD Ma Yansong, Yosuke Hayano, Dang Qun, Takahiro Yonezu, Yukan Yanagawa, Hiroki Fujino, Julian Sattler, Davide Signorato
Location: Okazaki (JP)

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