Affiliated Kindergarten of Preschool Teacher Training College

When classical beauty meets modern art, when the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces are broken, and when traditional Chinese culture is blended with contemporary trends, it leads to a wondrous transformation. What kind of kindergarten is born from this fusion?
 

Meandering Pathways - The Hall:

Kindergarten Design

Breaking free from the traditional impression of rigid, square-shaped Chinese architecture, the indoor space brings outdoor activities indoors with a winding bike path. This innovative design transcends the limitations of architectural space, offering children an environment rich in imagination. The addition of micro-terrain in the hall creates a lively, well-structured, and nature-inspired indoor activity area, effectively providing a mini-forest for children. This maximizes the freedom for their growth.
 

Meeting a Kindred Spirit by Mountains and Water - Guzheng Pavilion:

Kindergarten Design

The guzheng, a traditional Chinese musical instrument, purifies the restless hearts of modern people through classical music. Children can cultivate their character and self-discipline through the soothing sounds of the guzheng. The use of natural wood flooring and background walls captures the beauty of classical tradition. The extensive ornamental fretwork screen on the wall provides ventilation and a sense of natural freshness to the enclosed space. As the overhead mountain and water paintings gently sway, it's as if they resonate with the children's guzheng music.
 

Sharpening the Mind through Book Wagering - Chinese Classics Hall:

Kindergarten Design

The design adopts a traditional-style private school aesthetic, featuring simple antique-style desks and floor cushions. These elements allow children to learn the etiquette of traditional culture while experiencing something new. Streamlined wooden curtains adorn the ceiling, effectively compressing the otherwise spacious area. The Chinese Classics Hall is entirely open, and even children passing by can feel the atmosphere.
 

Chattering Chess Pieces and Falling Lantern Flowers - Corridors:

Kindergarten Design

Chinese cultural elements adorn the kindergarten's corridors, with rocks of various sizes resembling ripples in a calm lake. They also evoke images of scattered chess pieces, sparking limitless imagination.
 

Joy and Laughter of Children - Activity Room:

Kindergarten Design

The activity room is separated into sleeping and teaching spaces by striped glass partitions, which also enhance natural lighting. The spacious and bright activity room primarily features a fresh and warm atmosphere with a predominantly white and light wood color scheme. This design creates a cozy and comfortable ambiance in the activity room with a touch of antiquity.
 

Amidst the Forest, Bamboo Conceals the Wall - Baking Room:

Kindergarten Design

The baking room emphasizes its theme with a macaron wall backdrop. The mountain-water screen and white bamboo forest conceal a serene landscape. The tables are simple round white pieces put together, and the children's seats take the playful shape of wooden spinning tops, perfectly blending antiquity with childlike charm.
 

Casting Light on the Art of Experiences - Art Experience Room:

Kindergarten Design

The semi-open art experience room plays with light and its chemical reactions. The designer uses glass panels on the pointed roof to create artistic silhouettes and intricate details. These refract the light, giving the entire art experience hall its rhythm and unique play of light.
 

The entire campus adheres to an educational philosophy of "returning to nature and liberating one's nature." It combines new-style Chinese elements to break free from traditional enclosed space systems. This design stimulates children's sensory experiences, fosters harmony between children and nature, and masterfully blends modern aesthetics with traditional culture.

Project Name
Affiliated Kindergarten of Preschool Teacher Training College
Project Type
Kindergarten Design
Design Team
Xi Yuan Kindergarten Design Research Institute