The layout of original Mingshan Kindergarten building is a semi-closed C shape opened to east, two rows of classroom are connected by a corridor, thus create a public area in the middle. Before renovation, the most negative feeling is that the interior space is dark, view to outside is blocked out. the exterior playground is dull and limited, cannot provide sufficient support to kid’s activities. the task of renovation design is focused on rebuilt the relation of exterior and interior space, promote its quality and the positive effect for gaming. that means from the point of view of children, the building is enjoyable, stimulating their imagination, encouraging them to explore.
▽ 改造前 Before
We start from reactive the horizon and vertical connection of the interior space, make the existing network more connected, easier and smoother, by clearing the public space and adding more extra path. Besides its basic function of circulation, the public is turned to a playground. The peripheral space of the building is involved, linking the small space around together. The indoor and outdoor space is connected, crossed. the isolated central yard become a hub in the pattern of circulation. The ground floor is made for public use only, the south facing solid wall is removed as much as possible to help view from inside to extend outside. the outdoor space is sheltered by fabric glass grid panel, become out ring landscape of the building, make the semi closed layout to complete one. Along the circulation path, many facilities, such as game, education and landscape, has been add in. a set of steel stairs and decks is add to the west facade, all the way up to the roof, which connect the corridors at three floors and terrace on the roof, creating more routes meanwhile.
▽ 改造后 after
The central yard open to east, enclosed by building from the other three sides. On the west side, the three store high curtain wall imply the inseparable relation between the interior atrium and the central yard. that corporation bring us a dramatic imagination, it is developed to a scene of theater. the wood panel wall, along the corridors at three floors, give the scene a of performance of light, with the holes cut from the panels. the courtyard and interior hallway, just like stage and seating area, will switch the role, when lighting changed. the central yard finally earn its meaning as a center.
The design concept of Blue Yard can be briefed to simple idea, which is the wish to give back the children a small and pure space, good for game, here and there, they could find some interesting items scattered around occasionally.
设计团队：刘宏伟 张弘 付浩然 马梁程 杨辉勇 杨易欣 张利方
Renovation of Tales CBD Kindergarten_Blue Yard
location: Beijing China
area: 3500 sm
client: Tales Education Group
design team: Liu Hongwei, Zhang Hong, Fu Haoran, Ma Liangcheng, Yang Huiyong, Zhang Lifang, Yang Yixin