2019 WAN Awards: Park Legend Kindergarten - Challenge Design is an entry in the Education category at the 2019 World Architecture News Awards.
Buildings, especially those for children, are endowed with life and beauty, and as such they enable children to feel comfortable and cheerful. This doesn’t mean, however, that kindergartens should be flamboyantly colorful, as an attractive public space formed by geometric structures can express life and beauty. Such buildings should allow their children to explore and to learn.
The site is surrounded by a one hundred meter-long green belt to the north and a dramatic urban landscape.The shape of the buildings mimics the profiles of mountains, and the high set entrance makes the whole building more prominent, making for a delightful view. Strolling leisurely within the compound, people will feel as though they are surrounded by real mountains and forests.
We constructed elaborate and unified buildings according to the surrounding geographical features of this irregular plot. Following the layout of the plaza at the entrance and the gardens, buildings are constructed into a non-enclosed circle-like shape.Corridors are able to form transitions and boundaries, so a circular corridor was built to link and divide the indoor and outdoor spaces, while simultaneously satisfying children’s psychological needs, integrating public and private spaces and enabling the transition between dynamic and resting states.
We designed the buildings in white, giving prominence to the buildings and creating a piece of canvas for nature. The outer shapes and colors are perfectly united both vertically and horizontally, and geometrical spots on the surface are scattered like an abstract waterfall, making the whole garden look more energetic, graceful and delightful.
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