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Farming Kindergarten by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

  • Posted by SHFT on July 24, 2013 in Architecture
  • Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects has made a name for its creative structural work with bamboo, a cheap, local, and highly renewable material. With its latest project, a green-roofed pre-school in Đồng Nai province, the company aims to create "a prototype for sustainable education spaces in tropical climates." Called Farming Kindergarten, the school's roof has a continuous surface for vegetable gardens that will teach the kids how to grow their own food.

    The client for the project is Pou Chen, a massive Asian footwear manufacturer with a factory in the area. Workers from the local factory will send their kids to the school. As you can see from the propaganda-style renderings, there will be many happy children there, laughing and holding hands.

    In any case, it is another inspired school design by Vo Trong Nghia, whose Binh Duong School won the Schools category at the 2012 World Architecture Festival.

    (via Dezeen)


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