Mawei Experimental Kindergarten

Little Artists

According to Maria Montessori, children's understanding of the objective world begins with perception. The choice and application of color can improve the environmental space, playing an indispensable role in a child's physical and mental development.

Kindergarten Design

▲ Second-floor corridor

The combination of dynamic curves and color gradients can achieve visual buffering, enriching the spatial levels, and leading the eye to move with the "waves," creating a rhythmic ambiance.
 

The walls and floors incorporate elements of the Min River landscape, showcasing the unique cultural atmosphere of the kindergarten. Meanwhile, the free expansion of lines and colors provides limitless possibilities for nurturing and developing children's artistic aesthetic senses.

Kindergarten Design

▲ First-floor hall

In contrast to the soft and tranquil approach of the second-floor curves, the design of the first-floor hall appears more imaginative. The ship-shaped pillars signify that "children's lives set sail from here." They also serve as large-scale toys that captivate children's attention as soon as they enter.
 

The mirrored design on the ceiling adds a touch of magic to the hall. The mirror-like reflections, akin to water surfaces, appear in the sky, fully stimulating the curiosity and imagination of children.
 

Little Literati

Mr. Dai Ruqian, from the Curriculum and Teaching Materials Research Institute of the Central Institute of Education, said when discussing early childhood reading, "Reading as early as possible is everything."

Kindergarten Design

▲ Diverse Reading Spaces

Compared to traditional designs featuring natural wood colors, pure white, and jumbled, highly saturated colors, the combination of blue, white, and yellow has inherent healing qualities. It quickly relaxes and calms children and helps them focus their attention during reading.

Kindergarten Design

▲ Diverse Reading Spaces

As thoughts grow and spread upwards, the individual reading spaces foster imagination and create an excellent environment for communication. Children share stories and joy in these spaces, turning the reading rooms into their new secret hideouts.
 

Little Explorers

Kindergarten Design

Kindergarten Design

The design of the Ship Academy is based on the history and culture of naval education, and it is a way to carry forward the naval culture history of Mawei District. In this space, children will learn about the history and culture of naval education, the Naval School, Mawei Shipyard, and the Maritime Museum, inheriting and promoting the outstanding qualities of past wise predecessors.

Kindergarten Design

▲ Keel Exploration Area

Light streams through the gaps in the wooden structure, casting irregular and changing shadows on the ground. The keel area, rich in spatial awareness, is another significant part of the Ship Academy.
 

The "Guidelines for Learning and Development of Children Aged 3-6" states that "well-developed bodies, pleasant emotions, strong physical fitness, coordinated movements, good living habits, and basic life skills are important indicators of a child's physical and mental health."

Project Name
Mawei Experimental Kindergarten
Project Type
Kindergarten Design
Design Team
Xi Yuan Kindergarten Design Research Institute