Small kindergarten with a large roof: Toranoko nursery school by TYO
Photo: Kenichi Suzuki
The new building is situated in the centre of the enclosed site, and in order to connect the small volume with its surroundings, has a striking roof that provides views to the outside in various directions. The gentle curvature of the roof underscores the open sequence of garden, lounge, dining space, nursery room and office. The small nursery creates a place of encounter for young and old, with the generously proportioned roof enabling the residents of the small community to gather beneath it as under the spreading branches of a tree.