This project is a conversion of an existing town house into a private kindergarten in Tân Định ward, one of District 1 subdivision, Sài Gòn, Vietnam. The architects approached this project with the understanding that children naturally feel more comfortable in spaces that are relatively related to their size and which offer a sense of safety and freedom to explore their surroundings. A cluster of small spaces stimulates and encourages the children to go out and discover what is beyond their own personal bubble. The flexible spatial organization is a direct response to the programmatic requirements and the educational experience the architects wanted to offer. They transformed an old and monolithic space into a bright and exuberant kindergarten.
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