The Morinoie nursery encourages childrens’ curiosity and creativity

The main facade of the nursery by Masahiko Fujimori features bay windows in color frames, shaped like the block houses that children often draw.

Masahiko Fujimori, Morinoie nursery school, Sendai, Japan, 2017

Located in the central area of Sendai city, an area influenced by recent land readjustment projects, this “urban-style” nursery school building by Masahiko Fujimori can efficiently accommodate increased numbers of children, while also encouraging their curiosity, creativity, and connection with the local community.

The rooms and the garden are stacked to make effective use of the limited land area. On the street-facing wall are a number of bay windows in color frames shaped like the block houses that children often draw. This unique visual presentation inspires curiosity, while the bay windows provide extra interior spaces for children to play and expand their creativity.

Img.14 Masahiko Fujimori, Morinoie nursery school, Sendai, Japan, 2017
Masahiko Fujimori, Morinoie nursery school, Sendai, Japan, 2017

Japanese architect aimed to give the nursery school a warm atmosphere with wood materials and comfortable furnishings for the interiors. Meanwhile, the box frame type reinforced concrete construction provide strength, safety and durability. The colorful bay windows present the energy and activity inside the building to the surrounding neighborhood, offering the site as a positive symbol for the town and a bond between the children and their local community.

Img.15 Masahiko Fujimori, Morinoie nursery school, Sendai, Japan, 2017
Masahiko Fujimori, Morinoie nursery school, Sendai, Japan, 2017
Project:
Morinoie nursery school
Location:
Sendai, Japan
Program:
Nursery school
Architect:
Masahiko Fujimori
Area:
663 sqm
Completion:
2017

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