Eco Kindi | LAVA (LABORATORY FOR VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE) with Module K

2020 International Chapter Architecture Awards


2020 International CHapter Architecture Awards: People's Choice

Eco Kindi | LAVA (LABORATORY FOR VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE) with Module K

Educational Architecture

The design of a new eco-kindergarten encourages curiosity, activity-based learning and interaction with nature for the next generation of Vietnamese children. Interconnected interior and exterior spaces are playful and safe while making an architectural statement. The kindergarten near Hanoi, Vietnam, unfolds with three semi-circular buildings over three levels connected by Y-shaped footbridges giving safe and pedestrian-friendly access. The configuration forms themed interconnected courtyard/playgrounds. The scale is contextualised within the surrounding urban landscape, and curved shapes allow cross ventilation and views of the adjacent Goong Lake to be maximised.
The design language based on nature and its structural geometries is all about growth – organic shapes, simple architectural lines, primary colours, interiors scaled for different age groups, and facades/windows coded by age; child-friendly, without being childish. Circular cut out windows are framed in bold primary colours. Interiors feature fun flowing shapes and dinosaur-like ribbed surfaces.

Eco Kindi | LAVA (LABORATORY FOR VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE) with Module K | Photographer: Hiroyuki Oki

Architect

Practice TEAM

LAVA:

Chris Bosse – Lead Architect

Tobias Wallisser – Architect

Alexander Rieck –¬† Architect

Dong Viet Ngoc Bao – Project Team

Do Thi Duong Thi – Project Team

Vu Ngoc Anh – Project Team

Nguyen Truong Ngan Project Team

Cao Trung Nguyen – Project Team

Trinh Tien Vinh- Project Team

Bui Quang Khanh – Project Team

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hanh – Project Team

Tran Minh Triet – Project Team

Nguyen Le Yen Oanh – Project Team

Pham Duy Bao Long – Project Team

Nguyen Phuc Anh Thu – Project Team

MODULE K – Architects and Project Management

Nguyen Thi Kim Ngoc – Project Team

Nguyen Anh Huy – Project Team

Vietdecor – Interior Design

Tran Huu Tho – Project Team

Pham Ngoc Thai – Project Team

Pham Cong Trung – Project Team

Nguyen Tuan Anh – Project Team

CONSULTANT AND CONSTRUCTION TEAM

Minh Sang Viet Joint Stock Company – Builder

Viet Decor – Interior Designer

Hiroyuki Oki – Photographer

Project Location

Vinh, Vietnam

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Major National Partners
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