Hanazono Kindergarten and Nursery

Institutional / Nov - Dec 2016

Hanazono Kindergarten and Nursery

A safe, learning place for the next generation—that is the aim of the architects in designing this school located in Miyakojima, about 2,000 kilometres to the south-west of Tokyo, Japan. Surrounded by the sea, this area has a subtropical oceanic climate with frequently occurring typhoons. Thus, it is vital for the renovated building to have sufficient shade and natural ventilation, and also a strong structure to withstand the elements.

Project Name Hanazo Kindergarden and Nursery
Location Miyako Island, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Completion Date March 2015
Site Area 1846.56 square meters
Gross Floor Area 596.58 square metres
Building Area 1107.56 square metres
Architecture Firm HIBINOSEKKEI; Youji no Shiro
Principal Architect Taku Hibino; Yoshinobu Maeshiro
Images/Photos Studio Bauhaus; Ryuji Inoue; HIBINOSEKKI; Youji no Shiro

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