School of Orphan in Tokyo

location: Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
use: child welfare institution
structure: RC + wood
number of stories: 3 story / 2 story
site area: 4,770.88㎡
total floor area: 1,738.20㎡
completion: 04.2008

This facility complex is operated by a traditional horticultural organization in Tokyo. Since the client wanted a “house” image, not an “Institutional” building, we tried to create a community space in a village-like atmosphere. The landscape by the three group houses and the main administrative building, created open spaces and were carefully studied.  Each year’s Christmas ceremony by the children in the main hall evokes a heart warming and blissful feeling.