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2014

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
nursery [Shizen-no-kuni Day Care Center (small village)]
Business Owner
Social Welfare Corporation Toukoukai
Category
Space, architecture, facility for public
Company
naf architect & design Inc. (Japan)
Award Number
14G110932
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2014

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Outline

A small village-like nursery where people of different cultures and generations get together. Seven buildings that stand on wooded hillside are connected by a long and gentle ramp running in a curve through trees giving access from frontal road above to flat yard at the bottom. Nursery buildings for cross-age activities face the yard, and shared office, community café, town hall and playroom open to the community face the frontal road. Wisdom of nature, food and art gained from neighboring village forest are part of its education that welcomes the community in barrier-free environment.

Producer

Koryo Saito , Shizen-no-Kuni Day Care Center

Director

Akio Nakasa , naf architect & design Inc.

Designer

Akio Nakasa , Daisuke Aoki , naf architect & design Inc.

More information

http://www.naf-aad.com/works/2006/006.html

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2014/4/1
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