Educational architecture: Fuji Kindergarten in Tokyo by Takaharu + Yui Tezuka Architects


The Fuji Kindergarten is with the oval roof, where children can run, sit and enjoy the view to the down inside. Aren’t parents and teachers afraid that the child curiosity can make only trouble for such an open place?

There are 640 children every year. There has never been a trouble since the building was completed 2007.



How does the architecture of the Kindergarden affect its atmosphere?

We don’t see interior design in this architecture. We designed a situation where children can find the way to learn themselves.



How often in your opinion people are ready to experiment with some new educational architecture?

We found most people understand what we are trying to do. There may be a small number of people who don’t understand our idea, but they don’t come to us.



What was the ultimate goal for this Fuji Kindergarten project?

There is no goal. This is continuous process.



What is for you the difference between good and great architecture for kids?

There is no difference between great and good. If the architecture is not good, the one can’t be great.


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