Pizhou Xincheng Kindergarten

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

This is a "forest kindergarten" located in the city. Looking towards the garden, one can see tall trees such as ginkgo, camphor, and dawn redwood. Stepping inside, there are various lawns, flowers, growing freely. Nature is the best classroom and playground for children, and what we do is to recreate it as faithfully as possible in the pale urban environment.
 

Nature and the Poem of Life

# Running on the soft lawn is natural for children.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

When the sunlight filters through the treetops, and the wind rustles through the woods, bringing the chirping of birds, lying in the lush greenery makes one's body and mind return to nature. It is more suitable for exploring the primal thrills of life, allowing us to recall the simple and pure childhood joys.
 

In this project, the lawn is the most common spatial element, each area carries various functional attributes, such as reading, sports, outdoor classrooms, small theaters, planting and breeding...
 

Running and playing on the soft lawn, reading and resting on the wooden platform, these are natural activities for children.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design
Kindergarten Outdoor Design

In the planting and breeding area, the designers transformed the original single-function area to integrate various functions, such as pottery and woodworking workshops, a literary corridor, role-playing, etc. The use of various stepping stones and paths connects them, greatly increasing space utilization and making the outdoor environment more natural and harmonious.
 

Here, children can feel, observe, cooperate, and communicate, immersing themselves in nature, learning and growing in the natural environment, achieving the teaching goal of harmonious coexistence between people and nature.
 

The Key to the Fairy Tale World

# In the eyes of children, everything is simple and cute.

In the adult view, we are used to abstracting structurally unique shapes into esoteric and profound ideologies. However, in the eyes of children, everything is simple and cute.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Entering through the front gate, you will find the children's sports area and large toy area. Basketball courts, soccer fields, circular cycling tracks, 30-meter running tracks, and large toy sculptures resembling plants are available to meet most of the usual outdoor group activities and gaming needs.
 

Beyond physical activity, artistic aesthetics and the use of color are more inclined to be intuitive for children. These abilities can be cultivated from an early age and should not be deprived of in monotonous color schemes. They should be set in stone under children's feet and become more imaginative shapes when they run.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

In the large toy area, there are many elements full of fairy tale charm and vitality, hidden away.
 

In the children's view, everything has a spirit, and they can easily establish a unique life connection for a particular shape. For instance, the cat napping on the eaves, the little coal ball, the big-mouthed monster, the cotton candy elf, and the squirrels napping in the pinecone house. Especially when we connect the second-floor corridor with the large toys, the only ones willing to go through the main gate might be the adults.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design
Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Island Adventure

# Wooden platforms and small boats provide rich gaming scenes.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

There are two differently shaped sand and water areas in the north and south of the park, catering to children of different ages.
 

For children, even with just sand and water, they can play heartily in the sand and water areas. However, a variety of sand and water game equipment can provide more gaming activities and enrich the gameplay.
 

When the sun is too strong, the big trees and tensioned membrane in the sand and water pool can provide shade for the children. Wooden platforms and small boats provide a variety of gaming scenes, and various sand toys help young children gain more fun while playing.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design
Kindergarten Outdoor Design

In outdoor environment construction, we often like to create micro-landscapes. This can make the environment more natural and arouse children's enthusiasm for exploration. The treehouse toys are placed on the sloping ground next to the sand and water pool, suitable for preschool and kindergarten children who enjoy running and climbing.
 

Time Tunnel

# "Hometown of Ginkgo" - Peizhou

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

This project is located in Peizhou, known as the "Hometown of Ginkgo." The city even has a National Ginkgo Expo Park. Therefore, we used the relatively narrow passage on the south side of the park to plant ginkgo trees on both sides, recreating Peizhou's ginkgo spectacle, the "Time Tunnel."
 

In the fall and winter seasons, the golden ginkgo leaves always complement the evening glow on the horizon. Children can feel their hometown culture in the gentle and tranquil autumn air, enhancing their sense of identity and belonging.

Kindergarten Outdoor Design

Project Name
Pizhou Xincheng Kindergarten
Project Type
Kindergarten Design
Design Team
Xi Yuan Kindergarten Design Research Institute