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Vietnamese Kindergarten Paves the Way for Sustainability

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Vo Trong Nghia architects have recently completed the construction of a farming kindergarten with green rooftops in Dongnai of southeastern Vietnam. The knot-shaped kindergarten adopts comprehensive energy-efficient features, such as a green roof, concrete louvers for shading, recycled materials use, water recycling, solar-powered heating and many more features to educate pre-schoolers on the importance of sustainability. The spiralling green roof serves as an outdoor classroom to teach children how to grow their own food, while three internal courtyards provide a comfortable and safe playground for the children. As a pilot project of LOTUS (Vietnam’s green building rating system), the kindergarten has received a Silver Provisional Certificate from the Vietnam Green Building Council for its energy-efficient design.


Date & Source: May 3, 2014; inhabitat