Shanghai Jiahua Kindergarten

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

The word "art" is often abstract, a deconstruction of tangible objects from the real world, expressed through the realm of fantastical dreamscapes, such as Chinese ink painting, Western symbolism art movements, as well as the genres of fairy tales and romanticism in literature and art.
 

Design Concepts:

Dream and imagination are crucial elements in the formation of fantastical dreamscapes, much like Van Gogh's "Starry Night." When we don't yet understand the "starry sky," it holds many possibilities.
 

This state of "not yet understanding" is the most precious treasure for every child. When boundless imaginative power remains unencumbered by concrete knowledge, imagination and creativity can take the center stage.
 

Therefore, we approach design as a "beginning" rather than an "end." In this dream world themed after "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," every design element exists to extend the imagination and creativity of the children.
 

Entrance to the Dream:

Listen, it's the clock's performance.

Tick-tock...
 

Mr. Rabbit's pocket watch chimes softly, and the gate to the dream world slowly opens. Signposts in the flower beds guide the children on their adventures. On the spacious deck of the "Hare" ship, children can run freely, their curious eyes peering through the portholes. In the depths of the dream, the forest rustles, with new friends waiting for them.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Elf Town:

Look, there are elves dancing.

The first stop in the dream world takes you through a matchbox-sized gate to the town of hobbits and elves. Along the way, you'll find hobbit houses of various sizes, with flowers, grass, trees, and small animals living freely. Every aspect exudes the poetry of life.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

The vibrant blue color on the ground depicts the meandering river of the town. Lush vegetation adorns the surroundings. Climbing the grassy steps, adventurers can take a moment to rest here, with the wind singing in their ears and the scent of flowers soothing their minds and bodies. In the fairy-tale-inspired planting area, they can sow the seeds of their youthful dreams.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Enchanted Adventure:

Art and fairy tales intertwine.

Using a natural wood base with the addition of the vibrant colors characteristic of fairy tales, different artistic design techniques combine functional spaces for equipment storage, music experiences, graffiti, physical activities, and large toys, offering more possibilities for the entire space.
 

As the evening breeze picks up, carrying the scent of lavender, the hidden enchanting world slowly reveals itself in the twilight.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Carrot Castle:

We've incorporated significant scenes and stories from Alice's adventures into the large toys, creating a fairy-tale artistic atmosphere within the park. Designing through storytelling, we lead the children on a magical journey with Alice.
 

Search for the secret of the underground city in the Rabbit's castle.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design
Kindergarten Outdoor Design

The timid Cheshire Cat reveals an exaggerated smiling face and quietly hides within, only to suddenly appear when needed.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

The Mad Hatter and the March Hare are discussing their "unbirthday tea party." If you listen carefully, you might hear whispers carried by the evening breeze...
 

Imagination is maximally supported and set free here, infusing outdoor spaces with the soul. The collision between the dramatic conflicts of fairy tales and environmental design creates a unique daydream. Literary art yields visual beauty, and with every change of scenery, those within it may feel like they've fallen into a dream.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Fairy tales have the magical power to bring everyone back to their childhood. Here, anyone can be a carefree child...

Kindergarten Outdoor Design
Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Dreamy Tea Party:

Simple wooden materials create a comfortable space, and the abundant greenery interplays with the natural patterns of the tables and chairs.
 

In the brilliant sunlight, a grand tea party is taking place.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design
Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Reality and the dream world intersect, forming a completely different spatial concept. We invite children to step into the realm of fairy tales, and we hope they will create new tales.

Project Name
Shanghai Jiahua Kindergarten
Project Type
Kindergarten Design
Design Team
Xi Yuan Kindergarten Design Research Institute