Creche Ropponmatsu by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design is a kindergarten located in a residential area in Fukuoka, Japan which uses a collection of colors on the facade and interior that are pleasing to the eye. There are 22 colors on the facade used in 63 multi-colored trees that rhythmically wrap around the building. In the nursery room, 200 colorful boxes in 25 colors are lined up on the wall for each child to stock their personal goods. The stairs that connect the 4 floors uses 18 colors that surrounds the children as they travel up and down the stairs. The colorful trees, incorporated in the logo of the kindergarten, are also used on the children’s uniforms and bus to give a sense of unity.
Spending time in colorful environment helps to maximize the sensitivity of children and bring out the personality of each child. Surrounded by many colors, touching many colors, living with many colors – the kindergarten wishes to develop rich sensibilities and individuality of children. With this hope in mind, the colorful grove watches the growth of children every day.