YM Nursery, HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro + KIDS DESIGN LABO Yonago, Japan
WINNER: Completed building - schools
Notes from the judges on the winning project:
"The YM Nursery demonstrates huge sensitivity to the experience of young children, from the organisation of the building as an open pavilion, to the use of wood, stone, fire and water. The project embraces nature holistically in its concept and detail. The previous building materials have been re-vised in thoughtful ways to further enhance the haptic experience of the children. It is beautifully detailed, calm with attention to the scale of small children and a palpable sense of home". "