Beijing Huairou Guoke Huiyu Kindergarten

Setting Sail on a Space Journey

Kindergarten Design

Concept Analysis

# Imagination Protection Plan

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In a child's world, scientific truths do not yet limit their thoughts. Why does the moon always follow me? Why do the stars seem to twinkle? Every child has been a "little explorer" of "a hundred thousand whys," with their imaginative ideas sometimes strange and sometimes fun.
 

Imagination is a precious treasure for humanity. As Albert Einstein said, "Whoever is no longer curious and no longer feels amazement, such a person is like a walking corpse, and their eyes are blurred."
 

Thus, the "Imagination Protection Plan" was born. Through the creation of a scenario-based educational environment, we aim to protect and stimulate children's abundant imagination to the fullest. We discard rigid, didactic teaching methods, tap into children's learning interests, and guide them to actively explore scientific knowledge from the source. During this process, children's logical thinking abilities will also significantly improve.
 

Crossing Time and Space, Exploring the Cosmos

# Expanding Thinking through Play, Getting to Know the World with Hands

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The "Learning and Development Guidelines for Children Aged 3-6" emphasizes perceptual functions in describing goals in the field of science. Creating perceptible situations is conducive to children incorporating the knowledge they have learned into their experiences and activities. Building explorable spaces, incorporating tactile designs, and guiding preschoolers to expand their three-dimensional construction abilities, we open up their thinking and let them get to know the world with their hands.

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As the residence of children's childhood memories, they explore here, and every new discovery makes them proud. For children, the kindergarten is not just a brief shelter from the storm but a world full of unknowns, eagerly awaiting exploration.

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They run happily on the deck, peer out of portholes filled with a futuristic sense of technology, as if they've made some incredible discovery. So they whisper to each other, seriously discussing the importance of this discovery.
 

Surrounded by starlight, children sing songs

# Planets Scattered, Starlight Enchanting

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Dispelling the stereotypical impression of a multipurpose hall, it can also take on a new appearance. Hidden behind geometric storage cabinets, huge sleeper pods stand at the forefront. The curtain gradually opens, revealing a stage that belongs to the children. They chase, dance, and the sunlight casts reflections on the window, while children run on the windows...

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Planets are scattered, and the starlight is enchanting. Children immerse themselves in picture book reading, but they are also drawn to the bizarre shapes in the reading room. Curiosity pulls them to reach out and feel the smoothness of the spherical models, where planetary rings and planets interact with each other. Here is a geometric world, as well as a corner of the galaxy.
 

Shadows dance on the window mullions

# Curious Children Overlooking through the Glass

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To ensure that the first floor receives sufficient natural light, we have laid transparent glass on the second-floor floor. Soft daylight refracts into dazzling halos. Curious children lean over the glass to look down. It seems like they are saying something, with lovely smiles. I quietly crouch down next to them. It turns out the children on the "deck" have playfully made funny faces.
 

Gazing at the galaxy in a geometric world

# On the Shoulders of Predecessors, Touching Science

Shapes and space are the primary forms of geometry. A child's understanding of shape and space not only affects their understanding of the spatial world they inhabit but is also crucial for the integration of mathematical and scientific knowledge in the future.
 

Children are drawn to questions that pique their curiosity, attempting to find established answers. These questions may be ones even you cannot explain individually, but they mark the beginning of their exploration of the unknown.
 

Quiet, suspended geometric shapes in the air are treasures full of richness waiting for them to discover, as they stand on the shoulders of predecessors and touch new heights in science.

Kindergarten Design

Project Name
Beijing Huairou Guoke Huiyu Kindergarten
Project Type
Kindergarten Design
Design Team
Xi Yuan Kindergarten Design Research Institute