The kindergarten is located in Yao Da Tian Xi, Huangyan District, Taizhou city. It serves the residents of the surrounding community. The architectural style is subject to the overall design control of the community. This kind of kindergarten has appeared in the rapid development of real estate in China in the past ten years. It also brings about a problem that there are full of functional buildings which fail to inspire the fantasy of children. “Modern buildings are always focused on rationality excessively, which can lose the pleasure brought by mystery and curiosity.” said by a master architect called Ricardo Legorreta once. Kindergartens are the basis for individual education. The space for preparatory education is the happy world for children. It is possible for children to spend their childhood in a healthy and happy way in this kind of space so that they can learn knowledge and touch the collective life from childhood. It is hoped by us that children can gain knowledge and even lay a foundation for dreams to inspire fantasy at the first stop of children’s learning.
建筑的暗示 | Building Implication
The original building is composed of a main building and an auxiliary building. It is similar with residential buildings in terms of color. It is hoped by us that the building itself can inspire the fantasy and freedom consciousness of children. The building fails to be adjusted greatly on the whole, so the emotional hint of the whole building is completed through the envisaged action of “plug-in”. The entity attribute is blurred by the new plug-in language through the dominant color so as to make children experience the building itself and prompt the location of kindergarten in the street at the same time.
▼首层户外连廊，Outdoor Corridor on the First Floor
▼室外平台鸟瞰，aerial view of the outdoor terrace
▼二层活动空间，Activity Space on the Second Floor
空间的氛围 | Atmosphere of Space
▼剖面透视图，section in perspective
The reorganization of internal space brings some new opportunities to us. We continue using the action of “plug-in” to complete the expression of space atmosphere. In our opinion, the most important thing is to stimulate the imagination of children and provide a free space for them in terms of children’s space. Fortunately, it is found by us that children like experiencing the happiness brought by space again and again. In order to achieve this goal, we also design a space only suitable for children instead of parents in each classroom. There is a trampoline area in the hall of the first floor, which becomes a space full of challenges and curiosity. In addition, a vertical house throughout the second floor and the third floor is inserted, so that children can jump around, run back and forth and play freely here.
▼首层入口，The Entry of the First Floor
▼用“插件”这个动作，来完成空间的氛围表达，using the action of “plug-in” to complete the expression of space atmosphere
色彩与光的世界 | The World of Color and Light
Various contradictory factors between the building and the external environment are harmonized by color as a medium. We design an orange box to stimulate the imagination of the whole space belonging to the free space of children in the high hall of the first floor. Outside, we separate and liberate the form and material of the original building through color. Inside, we integrate it with the outside world through the simplest form and color.
▼只适合儿童的空间，a space only suitable for children
▼在内部空间用极简的形式和色彩与外部融为一体，we integrate it with the outside world through the simplest form and color
▼剖面透视图，section in perspective
设计成员：黄满军 刘飞 汪娟 丁予然
软装设计： 赫婷婷 郭情情
Address: Yao Da Tian Xi, Huangyan District, Taizhou City, Zhejiang Province, China
Owner: Yaoda Group
Designer: MJ Architects
Designers: Huang Manjun, Liu Fei, Wang Juan and Ding Yuran
Soft Outfit Design: He Tingting and Guo Qingqing
Materials: Non combustible boards, paint, aluminum boards, PVC floors and blackboard paint
Building Area: Five thousand square meters
Design Cycle: December, 2018 to April, 2019
Construction Cycle: March, 2019 to September, 2019
Photographer: Chen Ming