Shekou School Square is located at the intersection of Huaguo Road and Wanxia Road in Shekou. As a rare corner plaza around a high-density community, the site was always crowded with a large number of parents and randomly parked bicycles and electric bikes during peak traffic periods.
▼蛇口学校广场整体概览，overview of the Shekou School Square
Shekou School Square was an inward-closed corner space where order was lacking when students lining-up and parents waiting in and out of school. Moreover, too-much-height planters, the bulletin board with no viewer and a wall blocking human flow from Wanxia Road, all made the space function of the site very single and negative.
▼原有消极空间，the previous negative space
设计概念：“光阴的故事”|Design Concept “Time Story ”
Shekou School was established in 1970, and most of the surrounding residents spent their childhood in the school. When their roles changed from children to parents, their own children also started their school time here. In the place where they used to play and learn, they now accompanied their children in and out of school. The place is filled with their childhood memories, and now they will share the same memories with their children. A big old camphor tree witnesses the transition of space and time in this site that is filled with memories from generation to generation. An old Chinese saying goes， “It takes ten years to grow trees but a hundred years to nurture people”. The reconstruction respects the original functions of the site, reshapes the space with “time story” theme as the main line, putting modular benches, comics of childhood games, interactive science devices, physical game patterns around the plaza so that the users are provided with a cool and shading waiting space, a free playing space and a shared space for the surrounding residents, making the plaza of memories full of vitality and fun.
▼中午在此等待学生下课的家长，parents waiting for students to leave school at noon
▼日常街角休息空间，daily corner seating space
▼中午上课学生在此休息等候 ，in the afternoon, students are waiting for school and taking a break here
▼上下课后学生在此结伴写作业和学习交流，students are writing homework and co-studying here after school
Focusing on the design concept of “Time Story”, five parts of the Plaza including: logo wall, modular benches, interactive science device, comics of childhood games and physical game patterns are placed in the space of Shekou School Square.
▼以“光阴的故事”为主题的设计，design on the concept of “Time Story”
Logo Wall: through square holes in the wall, pedestrians can glimpse into the scenes of the plaza which means it inadvertently provides the site information to passers-by.
▼学校LOGO墙，开洞窗户与字体结合一起，school LOGO wall, window opening combined with font
Modular Benches: the hexagonal seating are placed in combination with paving. The modules are stacked in the form of blocks, providing parents and children with plenty of space to rest and sit in different directions.
▼六边形座椅以积木的形式进行叠摞，the hexagonal seating are stacked in form of blocks
▼座椅为学生提供休息空间，seatings provide space for students to relax here
Interactive Science Device: interactive science devices made of steel columns are to convey basic metrics and geographic knowledge to users through scale units, rotating earth and galaxies, highlighting the educational culture of the school.
▼四组互动装置、2组国际单位标尺、地球旋转装置及太阳系旋转装置，four sets of interactive devices, two sets of international unit scales, earth rotating device
▼太阳系旋转装置互动，solar system rotating device interaction
▼围墙互动窗口，wall interactive window
Comics of Childhood Games: silhouettes of 14 childhood games are portrayed on the flower base, stimulating the childhood memories of visitors. This is the childhood memory of everyone, and it also tells to school children the story of parents’ childhood games.
▼将14个童年游戏剪影刻画在花基上，激起场地停留者对童年的回忆，silhouettes of 14 childhood games are portrayed on the flower base, stimulating the childhood memories of visitors
Physical Game Pattern: There is a set of hopscotch and long jump game patterns on the ground. Students can play here after class, and the playing time will remain a good memory for their childhood.
▼大树树池由14张童年游戏连环画组成，the tree planter consists of 14 childhood games
▼场地夜景，night scene at site
Project name: Time Story, Shekou School Square Landscape Design Design: ZIZU STUDIO
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Design & Completion Year: 2019.1-2019.4
Leader designer & Team: Ruihua Liang，Danxia Huang，Mengbi Du、Peng Ding、Li Zhang、Yan Liang
Project location: Southwest Gate of Shekou School，Shenzhen
Lnadscape Area: 400㎡
Photo credits: ZIZU STUDIO
Clients: Shekou street office
Brands / Products used in the projrct: High pressure composite wood、Steel plate、Pervious concrete