Lying in mountains with a lake by side, the School Affiliated to Luofu Mountain Chinese Classics Institute in Guangdong province covers an area of over a hundred acres. Inside of the school, hundreds of evergreen trees flourish in a tiny valley. The school authorities hope to make use of the valley for outdoor activities, so that children can enjoy happy physical education.
▼攀爬乐园，the Climbing Park
▼亲近自然，融入自然的娱乐环境，a entertaining place close to the nature
A forest can become a place for children to return to nature, to explore and to think, to sweat and to sit still alone. In the nature, they can forget themselves and can also search for their inner selves. Building a climbing system, architects connect all the trees in the valley by hundreds of diverse white triangle nets to constitute a combination of various topological folding surfaces like a “white sea” for children to swim carefree. Hanging baskets located in high or low levels are called “wormholes” by students. These cages are linked to each other in several round yards at the bottom of the valley. A slender ladder slides straight down from the top of one side of the valley to the swings on sand above which an octagonal glass maze stands on a suspended square; next to the sand dune is the trampoline platform. What’s more, two huge spiral tubes and hemispherical tents embrace students inside of them, floating among the crowns of trees as crystal jellyfishes drifting on the sea. Thanks to the system, children have intimate access to the great nature in different height, to make houses for squirrels, to sing with birds and to enjoy the sunshine glistening through the leaves. In rough-and-tumble play, they build up friendship and learn to help each other; in silence exposed in nature, they picture the truth of beauty. Unconsciously, they grow up physically strong and mentally positive.
▼半球状的空中网台，hemispherical tents embrace students inside
▼数百张大小不同的白色三角形爬网将山谷里所有的树木连接在一起，architects connect all the trees in the valley by hundreds of diverse white triangle nets to constitute a combination of various topological folding surfaces
▼吊笼通过谷底的几个圆形院子相互连接，hanging baskets located in high or low levels and are linked to each other in several round yards at the bottom of the valley
No tree was cut down during the construction except those already withered. In the basic climbing system, every side of triangle nets is fixed on a tree by solid steel wire ropes with sleepers in order to protect the plants. When the gap between boles was too wide or the bole was not strong enough, columns were set to serve as a supplemental support posts. To some extent, the whole forest is a unit, with a second safety net under the higher system. In the year of construction, no trees fall down although frequently attacked by typhoon. It is convenient to get in and out through multiple exits set on the ground and in the aerial structure. In addition the scope of activities is defined by yards and corridors on the ground, which is easy to administrate and to ensure the safety of students.
▼为了不影响树木的生长钢索通过枕木与树干连接，every side of triangle nets is fixed on a tree with sleepers in order to protect the plants
▼了枯树外没有一颗树木被砍伐，no tree was cut down except those already withered
This cute valley is a paradise for adults as well. Many parents who came with their children from surrounding cities have also retrieved their own joy of childhood. So you have one more place to communicate with nature in Luofu Mountain. Here, everyone is a child.
▼大人与孩子共同的乐园，a place for both children and adults
主材：涤纶绳网 ( 附注：这也许是世界上最大的专属于一个学校的涤纶绳网攀爬体系之一。)
Project Name: Climbing Park of Luofu Mountain
Architect in charge: Zhang Hetian
Design Team: Zhang Hetian, Sun Qingfeng, Sun Jihua, Cheng Bingli, Zhou Qingjun, Jiang Shihua
Completion Year: 2018
Area: 5000 sqm
Address: the School Affiliated to Luofu Mountain Chinese Classics Institute , Boluo County, Huizhou City, Canton Province, China
Photographer: Zhang Hetian
Development company: the School Affiliated to Luofu Mountain Chinese Classics Institute
Construction company: Beijing Changchenghuayao Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd
Materials：polyester net (NB: Maybe it is one of the biggest polyester-net climbing parks, specially built for school, in the world.)