White Rose English School by Naoko Horibe

October 8, 2014

White Rose English School is a school for children to learn English conversation as kindergarten’ extracurricular education.There was a concern about the street getting over-crowded with cars during the time of picking up and dropping off children, as the child care center was just in front of this English school.We set up two gateways which allowed cars to smoothly drive into the school premises and out.This drive-through-style ease the traffic congestion of frontal road.The design of facade is semicircles rather than complete circles, expressing children’s potential in learning English which may lead them to the future and to the world. Design of the front projected portion represents overflowing energy and liveliness of the children. You can see the children joyfully moving from the outside through the big distinctive semi-circle window.First floor
1.  Corridor
2.  Entrance Hall
3.  Space for water heater
4.  Toilet
5.  Private Driveway
6.  Bicycle parking space
7.  Car parking space Second floor
8.  Corridor
9.  Waiting room
10. Classroom1
11. Classroom2
12. Gentlemen’s toilet
13. Ladies’ toilet
14. Open ceiling space
Third floor
15.  Corridor
16.  Classroom3
17.  Classroom4
18.  Staff room
19.  Locker room
20.  ToiletConstruction period 2012.06-2014.04
Location- Takatsuki City, Osaka
Building use- English shool for kids
Type of structure- three story reinforced concrete
Site area-  726.40m2
Building area- 204.17m2
Toal floor space – 529.53m2
Architect: Naoko Horibe
Photographer: Kaori Ichikawa

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