Highland preschool in Vietnam in the top ten new architecture projects of the world06 April 2020
There is a work in the highland of Vietnam named in the top ten, the Bo Mon preschool in Tu Nang, Yen Chau, Son La Province by Kientruc O. While the world is trying to find ways to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, The Guardian put out a list of ten impressive architecture works the editors selected from reuptative architecture websites.
To be selected in the top ten, the works has to inspire architecture lovers to feel the true creation energy. In addition, these has to showcase the human ability to adapt with challenges that nature or life throw at them.
In The Guardian's review, this project is simple but effective with a unique roof creating a large shade which changes its shape in accordance with the sun's position. Therefore, the shade itself is an animated feature with different appearances throughout the day while provide shading for the children to play.
The roof has many small glass windows through which the light go to the inside. The light is different based on the weather and that is an interesting effect for the kids to observe.
The curved roof is in hamorny with surrounding hills. A tree is planted at the entrance, embraced by the roof and create a cute and meaningful sight.
Metals are use with gentle handling to provide basic functions in a practical and effective way. In people's conception, the school is very beautiful and elegant.
Kientruc O shared their thoughts on the school in Arch Daily: "Architecture isn't just a scheme of functions, beauty, sustainability but also, with daily use, create an excited atmosphere for the people using it. It's harder and harder to create meaningful works because of the changes, the uncertainty that can happen during the long building process, especially if it has small butget and difficult building conditions."
In fact, the Bo Mon school is built with many uses. Not only a preschool, it's also a community house for the locals.