||“drh” is a sustainable pre-school development to create a community for
children where everyone lives together and feels sense of belongings with
safe and comfortable environment. It aims to educate children about sustainable
lifecycle by recycling and reusing natural resources and experiencing harvests
in farm field to learn appreciation of nature and acquire knowledge to
live together with surrounding environment as a part of daily life.
The school volume is composed of 2 simple gable roof buildings placed parallel
to each other. The buildings are carefully set to preserve existing trees
which create gathering spaces underneath and symbolize the school to coexist
with surrounding nature. A center courtyard is a main play yard for children
to gather in protected safe area surrounded by the building. Also this
courtyard acts as a spine of circulation for children to easily move around
The building structure is standardized with multiples of 1.8m modules to
coordinate each space simple and efficient. It allows construction of the
building manageable easily with local sources. Also this module system
is able to adopt future expansion of the school flexibly as various requirements
might rise in multiple phases.
For sustainability approach, passive cooling, natural ventilation, solar
energy, on-site water collection and waste treatment are coordinated to
achieve sustainable school environment to coexist with surrounding nature.