Creative Village

This is a primary school in a central town in Japan.

To provide creative spaces for children in a primary school, spaces called “Creative Village” connects all the ordinary classrooms with voids and natural light which would arouse several activities. There are no corridors in this school, rather, all the classrooms face the common space with no walls.

A pair of classrooms are placed and small courts which is the same size with the classrooms insert them which provide all the spaces of the classrooms with nature including light, wind, and trees. Bookshelves softly divide the classrooms and “Creative Village”, children would behave as they like in this space. Some children talk with friends, and some children read books.

Spaces of classrooms, Creative Village, playroom, music room and science room enfold the playground, children would feel the unity of the spaces. Wood beams and columns provide all the spaces with warmth, and eaves of the buildings shed sunlight and increase energy efficiency.

Top light provide Creative Village crushed and softened light by the wooden beams and white wavering louvers, children freely study enjoy their time in this school.


小学校において、想像力を刺激し育む空間をつくるために、吹き抜けですべての普通教室をつなぎ、自然光あふれるCreative Villageをデザインし、様々な活動を喚起することを考えました。学校には単なる経路である廊下はなく、普通教室は共用部に壁のない状態でつながります。

ペアの教室を同サイズの中庭が分節し、光や風そして樹木などの自然を室内にもたらします。各教室の入り口に配置された本棚が教室とCreative Villageを柔らかく分け、子供たちは自由にCreative Villageで過ごします。友人と話をする子供もいれば、読書する子供たちもいるでしょう。

普通教室、Creative Village、遊戯室、音楽室、理科室などが校庭を取り囲むように配置され、子供たちは空間の統一感を感じることが出来ます。



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    Primary School

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