Mawei Second Experimental Kindergarten

The project is located at a busy crossroads in the Ma Wei district, surrounded by towering buildings. The goal for the kindergarten is to create a highly visible and distinctive early childhood center, where children living in the city can run freely.
 

Considering the constraints of the site and the environment, the designers of Hope Garden want to create a modern, eco-integrated children's growth paradise with the theme of "clouds." A winding rainbow track encircles the entire center, instantly differentiating the kindergarten's playful architecture from the surrounding buildings. Delicate and agile cloud decorations float above and below the track, creating a natural and ecological atmosphere in the center.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design
Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Beneath the track, there are various toys and play areas, such as movable flowerbeds, high and low wooden cabins, observation towers, crawl tunnels, and sand and water pools. These elements cleverly utilize the space beneath the track, enriching the outdoor landscape and adding depth to the center. This allows children to run freely outdoors and breathe the unique essence of nature hidden amidst the high-rise buildings.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design
Kindergarten Outdoor Design

The interior features curved arches and streamlined settings, creating an open and dynamic overall space. The cloud cabins in the lobby provide a quiet reading area for children during their active play.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design
Kindergarten Outdoor Design
Kindergarten Outdoor Design

The indoor layout is designed with corridors connecting the various spacious areas. To make the most of these spaces, the designers have transformed the corridors into various open spaces. Gradient pillars add a distinct and playful character to the long, narrow corridor space. Children can freely doodle, engage in role-playing, or quietly read in the corridors, enjoying the bright sunshine and childhood happiness.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design
Kindergarten Outdoor Design
Kindergarten Outdoor Design

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