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Shenzhen Meilinuan update unit 02-05 plot kindergarten
筑博设计 / 筑博工作室
Zhubo Design / Z.Studio
Shenzhen Meilinguan District has been included in a new urban renewal plan. In the future,the district will build 400,000 square meters community with the theme of living , this case is one of the kindergartens which support this。
The kindergarten covers an area of 4,800 square meters and is located at the northernmost of the Meilinuan update unit. The land is in a flat and irregular slope, wide in the north and narrow in the south , at the same time low in the west and east . On the east side, over a small hill is the Meiguan Expressway , and on the west side is the village in the city.
The design taskrequires the construction of 18 classes on the narrow land .It will contains at least 540 children of school age – this is the beginning of their collective life. We regard kindergarten as the first place for children to understand society , so the most important thing is to help children build the concept of “society” through the atmosphere created by physical space , encourage them to have more contacts , and at the same time the physical and psychological environment should remain safe . So we keep the building close to the edge as possible as we can and use the U shape layout to be recognized easily by children.therefore we have a courtyard opening to the south with a strong sense of polymerization and enclose an activity area full of sunshine.
The kindergarten entrance is selected on the lower west side.After entering the kindergarten，you will get to the “U” courtyard through several platforms with height difference. The different height experience of the base is naturally integrated into the event venue and becomes a clue for the space guidance. We also believe that compared to the knowledge gained in the classroom ,providing a wealth of outdoor space experience is more important. The design of the kindergarten emphasizes roaming, small scale, and diversity. The learning of young children is carried out in a way of experiencing “micro-society” in communication，thus the building itself has become a big toy. For children ,the day’s activities are discoveries in this big toy . Therefore, we put the playable space combine indoor and outdoor in order to arrange them on the activity path of the children’s day . The middle inner courtyard is a comprehensive activity area, including sports activities, sand pits, paddling pools; The botanical garden on the north side of the building is accessible through the overhead first floor of the stairwell. the four staircases transform into four large installations – we call them “false mountains ”, which combine the rest platform and the flat layer to set the theme game area and the small-scale fun space，children can fully enjoy the fun of crossing these “rockery” during the way to their classrooms ; In the outer corridor of each floor, combined with the entrance of each class living unit , we set up boxes of different sizes and colors, which increase the recognition of each living unit,it is also a window for children to “peek” inside courtyard activities ; Inside the living unit,ceilings lowers the height of the indoor space and divides the different activity areas, which is more appropriate to the children’s scale and creates a secure activity place for them.
Opposite the child’s main entrance is the logistics entrance on the west side, and the semi-basement level next to the logistics entrance is an auxiliary space such as a canteen, completely separated from the children’s streamline .
园社中成长（Growing up in the garden）
Our design combines the psychological characteristics of children with the daily routine to give them more choices. Children can roam in the building, there is a small scale space for them to explore and communicate , there is also a large-scale squares let them run wild , let the children actively intervene in their micro-society and grow healthily.