This project is located in Yunxiao, a county-level city of southern Fujian in China. With the development of the society, the younger generation often seeks employment opportunities outside the city. As a result, their children left behind have become the bridge connecting them with their parents. Parents would like to provide their children with better education and let them win at the starting line. However, they were beaten back to the reality by the stress and helpless of life.
▼项目外观，exterior view of the project ©GL YANG
Homogeneity of children’s education methods is a common problem that most of the non-first-tier cities in China is facing, due to the lack of recreational facilities and venues and the shortage of young educators. In order to adapt to the children’s educational environment in China we have conducted systematic research and analysis.
▼项目入口，the entrance of the project ©GL YANG
我们围绕荷兰教育学家Van Kuyk提出的金字塔构建法（pyramid method）为设计基础，该理论是结合了传统的整体法和顺序法，其目的在于自然地发展和促进孩子的自我管理和可选择性的老师鼓励学习。教师在系统里扮演的角色是引导和挑战者的角色，从根本上改变传统系统中老师是管理者的教学模式。
Our design is based on the pyramid method proposed by Dutch educator Van Kuyk, which combines traditional holistic and sequential approaches with the aim of naturally developing and promoting self-management in children and encouraging learning by teachers alternatively. The teachers play the role of guidance and challenger in this method to fundamentally change the traditional teaching model in which the teachers are managers.
▼室内局部，自然地发展和促进孩子的自我管理，partial interior view, naturally developing and promoting self-management in children ©GL YANG
Geographical Analysis Of The Proiect
The project is located in a commercial store of the living area of the county, with convenient transportation. The single-story area is small and cramped and therefore we have to conduct a systematic analysis and positioning of the project to design and plan for the target population.
▼区位分析图，the location diagram ©寸匠熊猫建筑设计
▼一层爆炸图，the exploded axon of the 1F ©寸匠熊猫建筑设计
The objective of this project is to create a multi-functional space where children and teachers can explore, play, live and learn together.Firstly, we analysed the original three-layer lines of the architecture and reconstructed the ground floor of the commercial store by creating two areas with multi-correlation.
▼夹层平面图，mezzanine floor plan ©寸匠熊猫建筑设计
We placed ten different size of cylinders like the strewn mushrooms in the forest in the two areas. This design not only improves compound character of the space but also helps children develop their ability to explore the impulsive and cultivate and construct spatial cognitive.
▼置入了不同体量的圆筒，placing different size of cylinders ©GL YANG
▼圆筒像森林里高低错落的蘑菇群，cylinders that are like the strewn mushrooms in the forest ©GL YANG
Contemporary studies of children have found that spatial cognition is proving to be as important as verbal and mathematical skills, and that increased difficulty in space exploration can help children increase the size of the hippocampus and the number of nerve cells.
▼增加空间探索的难度，increasing the difficulty in space exploration ©GL YANG
▼室内空间局部，partial interior view ©GL YANG
Through the cylinders, we plan the vertical and horizontal dynamic lines of the space so that children can explore and play freely in the space. At the same time, we also include different functional attributes into the space to meet the needs. For example, through the connection of transparent round acrylic glass cylinder, children can observe the space from different angles while walking through various spaces, which increases the physical functions of children and enriches their spatial experience.
▼通过透明圆形亚克力玻璃筒的连接，让孩子们以更多的角度去观看这个空间，through the connection of transparent round acrylic glass cylinder, children can observe the space from different angles ©GL YANG
▼透明圆形亚克力玻璃筒，the transparent round acrylic glass cylinder ©GL YANG
▼将书架置于随手可拿处，placing shelves at a walk-in place ©GL YANG
▼滑梯与书架，the slide and shelves ©GL YANG
▼书架、滑梯和海洋球池，弧形保护孩子的安全，the shelves, slide and the ocean ball pool, the use of the tension of arc takes into account of safety protection ©GL YANG
▼书架和滑梯，shelves and the ocean ball pool ©GL YANG
▼滑梯，the slide ©GL YANG
We place shelves at a walk-in place to facilitate the communication between teachers and children. Slide and ocean ball pool had always been the children’s favorite. Arc is the best explanation of how we protect our children. We make use of the tension of arc to induce imagination of the children while taking into account of safety protection.
▼海洋球池，利用弧线的张力诱发想象力，the ocean ball pool, making use of the tension of arc to induce imagination of the children ©GL YANG
▼海洋球池，充满弧线元素的游乐区，the ocean ball pool with arc elements ©GL YANG
The adult scale’s planning is to hope that teachers can freely play with the children. Big apple glass floor is the touchstone to hone the little warriors. Although the playground is small, it is still a best place for children to communicate with each other.
▼室内局部，设有苹果型玻璃楼板，partial interior view of the project with apple glass floor ©GL YANG
▼巨大的苹果型玻璃楼板是锻炼小勇士们的炼金石，big apple glass floor is the touchstone to hone the little warriors ©GL YANG
▼广场虽小也是孩子们互相沟通的最佳场所，although the playground is small, it is still a best place for children to communicate with each other ©GL YANG
▼苹果型玻璃楼板连接上下层空间，the apple glass floor connects two levels ©GL YANG
The stairs leading to the second and third floors are covered with thick soft skin to ensure the normal passage of children and effectively reduce the damage caused by accidents.
▼采用厚厚的软皮对通往二楼与三楼的楼梯进行包覆，the stairs leading to the second and third floors are covered with thick soft skin ©GL YANG
▼楼梯空间局部，partial view of the stairs ©GL YANG
▼楼梯空间局部，采用圆形洞口，partial view of the stairs with circular windows ©GL YANG
▼灵活双通的教室，可用隐藏吊轨门区隔开，the flexible two-way classroom which is separated by a hidden crane rail door ©GL YANG
The classrooms are separated by large arc-shaped glass lighting areas to increase the transparency of the space and enlarge the narrow space several times. We also designed a flexible two-way classroom which is separated by a hidden crane rail door in order to provide children and teachers with a flexible teaching space for various courses. This also helps to break traditional kindergarten “classroom teaching” as we respect for children to provide more interesting areas to explore and give teachers more interactive teaching for equal participation in the process to build knowledge.
▼教室采用大面积弧形玻璃采光区隔，the classrooms are separated by large arc-shaped glass lighting areas ©GL YANG
▼弧形玻璃采光区隔增加了空间通透度，the large arc-shaped glass lighting areas increase the transparency of the space ©GL YANG
We believe that such a group of children still exists in many cities in China. We hope to do more for Chinese children by bringing the idea of better education and cooperative construction into the design to serve our little successor in future.
▼一层平面图，1F plan ©寸匠熊猫建筑设计
▼夹层平面图，mezzanine plan ©寸匠熊猫建筑设计
▼二层平面图，2F plan ©寸匠熊猫建筑设计
▼三层平面图，3F plan ©寸匠熊猫建筑设计
Project Name: Poan Education
Location: ZHANGZHOU, FUJIAN, CHINA
Project area: 470㎡
Completion Year: 2019.11
Design company: Artisan of CUN PANDA Architecture Design
Chief Designer: JC Lin
Assistant Designer: CUN PANDA Design Team
Photographer: GL YANG
Project planning: LELE Brand Strategy