Sakuragaoka Childcare Center

桜が丘認定こども園

Sakuragaoka Childcare Center©Masato Yamaguchi
Sakuragaoka Childcare Center©Masato Yamaguchi
Sakuragaoka Childcare Center©Masato Yamaguchi
Sakuragaoka Childcare Center©Masato Yamaguchi
Sakuragaoka Childcare Center©Masato Yamaguchi
Sakuragaoka Childcare Center©Masato Yamaguchi
Sakuragaoka Childcare Center©Masato Yamaguchi
Sakuragaoka Childcare Center©Masato Yamaguchi
Sakuragaoka Childcare Center©Masato Yamaguchi
Sakuragaoka Childcare Center©Masato Yamaguchi
Sakuragaoka Childcare Center©Masato Yamaguchi

Sakuragaoka Childcare Center

桜が丘認定こども園

Hiroshima, Japan
2020.03
Childcare Center
929.35 m2

A bright child center overflowing with the warmth of wood and light from the Seto Inland Sea was designed for Saijo in Hiroshima Prefecture which is known as a town of red roof tiles and sake breweries. The building was provided with a warm expression with different shades by using red roof tiles that are individually hand-finished by craftsmen.
The unique “Igura” configuration of houses in Saijo was adopted for the playrooms in order to create large bright spaces, and light flows in through the membrane roof. Sake bags which were used by a local sake brewery were reused to make the interior lights, creating a building where children can learn about culture while playing.

Project team: Shuji Achiha, Shin Aoki, Shiho Yoo, Shoki An

Structure Engineer: Tomonori Kawata Structural Engineers
MEP Engineer:KANKYO ENGINEERING INC.

© Photography by Masato Yamaguchi