Ganzhou Emerald Bay Kindergarten

The tail of a mermaid scatters the starlight in the deep sea,

Mischievous evening breeze awakens the sleeping wind chimes under the eaves,

The tabby cat stretches lazily,

The girl's lips glisten with a touch of sparkle,

She dreams

Of picking up a magical paintbrush,

And under its strokes, fairy tales become reality. As a result,

Countless candies make her smile even brighter.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Design Concepts:

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Compared to other architectural designs, kindergarten design presents a certain contradiction at the aesthetic level. We must create a place for children that can hold their childhood laughter, but at the same time, we also need to partially cater to the aesthetic needs of adults. So, before we start, we should search within ourselves to find that point of unity within contradiction.
 

Inspiration comes from doodles on scraps of paper and dusty fairy tales in the corner.
 

Fairy tales are the dreams of children, and dreams are the fairy tales of adults.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

To delve deep into dreams and explore the boundary between fairy tales and reality, we must become children again, rediscovering the precious innocence of childhood.
 

Banish complex thoughts and rigid aesthetic tastes far away, and retrieve fallen stars from the depths of the sea. When starlight shines once more, the mist that envelops dreams is dispersed, and mermaids swim among coral, leaping out of the sea, with the beautiful waves reflecting the elusive pumpkin lanterns in the distant forest.
 

"I heard that there's a candy castle in the forest, and the dwarves are the guardians of the castle."
 

Fantasy Jungle Tour:

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

"Those with childlike hearts possess pure innocence, the essence of their initial thoughts. If the childlike heart is lost, so is true innocence, and if true innocence is lost, so is the true self. Without one's true self, one is forever removed from the beginning." - Li Zhi, "On Childlike Hearts"
 

Children symbolize and represent the primordial sensitivity and imagination of humanity.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Roaming and exploring in the dwarf castle, seeking treasures hidden in tree hollows, boundless imagination, vibrant vitality, and harmony with nature converge into a singularity, unleashing all the beauty and wonders of the universe. The only traces that can be captured are the reflections of starlight in those clear eyes.
 

The elves only come out when the "grown-ups" are away.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

"Invisible and undiscoverable."
 

A fairytale playground designed for children does not need to be minimalistic or fit into the urban environment, nor should it impress the "grown-ups." It's invisible and undiscoverable, reflecting the natural essence of children. Every detail and scale align with children's skin and footsteps, and every drop of water and ray of light reflect the smiles of children.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

We can't help but wonder, what is the value of design in education? It's about eliminating all distractions and getting to the heart of the child's answers. It's about creating an ideal world where children can grow freely without restrictions.
 

As "grown-ups," we are happy to step back and release the elves within the children. Natural education should be just that.
 

Secret Candy House:

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Guided by the starlight, we find the castle built of candy. Time loses its meaning here, and the senses are enveloped in the warmth of the space, where sunlight mingles with the sweet scent of candies. The joy and satisfaction of childhood are infinitely extended, and even in the face of a bigger world, beautiful memories remain here.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

The building grows with science, mathematics, and aesthetics.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Visual beauty is the essence of the building, it is static and fixed, but its vibrant, ever-changing side is the wisdom accumulated by humanity for thousands of years since stepping out of caves.
 

Architecture carries human civilization.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

When light crosses over window sills and shapes various colors on the ground, Taylor and the children curiously explore the relationships between lines and angles. When the paintbox is knocked over by mischievous elves, Van Gogh calls it a rare "Starry Night." Even if the children's dreams are romantic and innocent, their artistic sensibilities are comparable to Michelangelo's.
 

In this frozen fairytale land of time, they follow the sounds of laughter, becoming building blocks, paintbrushes, and carving knives, witnessing the future and witnessing the emergence of those who stand alongside them from here.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design
Kindergarten Outdoor Design
Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Project Name
Ganzhou Emerald Bay Kindergarten
Project Type
Kindergarten Design
Design Team
Xi Yuan Kindergarten Design Research Institute