Gone are the days when the attitude to kindergartens was exclusively utilitarian. Today, such buildings are created not only practical, but also really childish.
Increasingly, one can read about the opening in various parts of the world of unusual in form and content of kindergartens. Architects began to experiment more actively with forms and materials, while not forgetting the main purpose of the kindergarten. And an example of this is a building recently erected in one of the districts of the city of Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon) in Vietnam. This unusual kindergarten was designed by the local company Kientruc O.
The bright facade of the five-story building is a confusion of forms. Irregularly shaped windows set in bright frames dot the white façade, making it feel like it's straight out of a children's book page. According to the architects, windows are openings that convey the image of the outside world inside the house. And if they are of an unusual shape, then this will most positively affect the development of children's imagination, emotions and curiosity will be stimulated, direct relations will be established between children playing inside and a living, constantly changing external environment.
Inside, the building boasts high ceilings, white walls and light wood floors. At the same time, the creators used pink, purple and orange colors, which unobtrusively fit into the interior. Bright colors create an additional mood, but at the same time do not attract too much attention to themselves.
I would like to believe that other creators of primary schools and kindergartens will also adopt this practice, which will turn from boring “boxes” into places where children really like to go.