Rugao New City Kindergarten

Dance of the Flowers

In Harmony with Nature

A Fairytale Wonderland

As the earth warms in spring, everything comes to life, displaying its enduring and exquisite beauty. At the tips of time's branches, it unfolds its magical and vibrant colors.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

01. Design Concept

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

We have created a large outdoor play area based on a child-centered perspective, where fairy tales and art blend and collide in the scene, given an amusing name - "Wonderland."
 

Lush jungles, fluttering petals... shapes and colors from nature nurture the vitality of life. Designers have woven wondrous stories using these elements, stories that establish a connection with children, thus giving "Wonderland" a multi-dimensional life.
 

02. Springtime Adventure

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

The ecological sandbox is the first stop for exploration in "Wonderland." We often combine sand and water games with elevated play structures. This not only enhances the flow and behavioral choices for sand play but also creates a richer sensory experience in outdoor play environments.
 

The key to the ecological sandbox lies in the word "ecological." A single sandbox is not only unattractive but also limited in gameplay and extension. Therefore, by complementing it with abundant natural vegetation, we can recreate the gaming experience found in nature.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design
Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Beyond the ecological sandbox lies the main part of the elevated play structure, with a massive circular climbing net taking on the role of challenge and exploration in "Wonderland."
 

For children, adventure is an indispensable element in outdoor play. The suspended circular climbing net not only develops a child's overall coordination but also provides a more fun spatial experience. The original terrain and trees have been preserved, becoming a bridge that connects large toys to the natural ecosystem.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

The fun petal shapes scattered all over the play structure easily capture children's hearts. Under the warmth of the sun and the caress of the wind, they chase after their childhood shadows, much like flower fairies dancing between intersecting shadows.
 

In children's space design, fairy tales and art are inseparable. The essence of fairy tales needs to be expressed through artistic forms. By introducing design elements filled with fairy tale colors, one can reflect the dynamism of the world in their eyes, reaching the imaginative souls that harbor rich creativity.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Outdoor role-playing is often included in our elevated play games. In addition to the advantages of abundant natural materials and a large activity area, the slide connecting the first and second levels of the play structure makes gameplay more varied and scenarios more diverse. This provides children with more opportunities to independently solve problems.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design
Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Beyond the main section, the elevated play structure also incorporates various sensory, physical development, and restful play options, combined with micro-terrain design, providing a vivid and natural outdoor play experience that makes every corner of the scene enjoyable and fun.
 

03. Conclusion

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

In recent years, we have increasingly emphasized nature education. Its development requires educational institutions to have an intuitive and free environment that provides children with ample sensory space and opportunities. Nature-inspired outdoor play environments meet the spatial requirements while also encouraging more natural and independent behavior in children.
 

The scene exists for its users. In "Wonderland," all design serves children's nature. They interact freely with the scene without interference, becoming participants and creators of the story, slowly etching the beauty and imagination of their childhood in the shadows of time.

Project Name
Rugao New City Kindergarten
Project Type
Kindergarten Design
Design Team
Xi Yuan Kindergarten Design Research Institute