Yangliu County is a "city of the sky" above the subway, It places schools and kindergartens in the overall environment of the community. It blends teaching with the game, Let the rich outdoor activities be scattered in every corner. Here, the children play, chase and enjoy the adventure, Use the tender steps to measure the "city of the sky"...Children grow and chase for their dreams. Perhaps this is the most beautiful note about growth.
Community West Kindergarten is located in the middle of the city park at the southwest of Yangliu County. It follows the circular layout of the site. From the southwest to the northeast corner, the building transitions from the two-storey volume transitions to three-storey volume. The gentle and stretched architectural form enables the outdoor steps and the indoor circular corridor to form a continuous activity platform, allowing the children to "touch the roof tiles" as soon as the class is over.
The building is like a sculpture scattered in the city park, stretching the light and soft body to bring the environment under its control, arousing the desire of people to explore again and again. The uniform and delicate double skins reflect the changes of light and shadow, so that the most pure life interest flows in the learning game, and the childhood nourishes the brightest memory of the human spiritual world in love and beauty.
In contrast, the design of the Community East Kindergarten also starts from the spatial experience and makes a brand new arrangement of the moving lines. Through the corridor, the activity space is expanded from the courtyard to a more open urban park, so that the children can keep gaining surprises and stimulate their curiosity and creativity while walking.
The project is located at the top of the subway center station in Jianggan district, Hangzhou. It is the core educational supporting building of the residential community of “Metro Greentown·Yangliu County”. Freedom and unconstrained, interactive multi-sharing is the basic entry point for primary school design. The designer hopes to create a rich learning and living space with a relaxed constructive approach, opening up a green valley that is full of vitality and cascading between dense residential buildings.
The lower station, which is the foundation of the building, was completed before the design began. The design makes use of the site situation, reorganizes the elevation system, and proposes the solution of "multiple first floors". The school delivery level is connected to public areas such as libraries and activity centers; the large steps connect the sinking playground area; and the teaching area is “suspended” in the air.
The landscape design integrates the creative courtyard space with the fluid overhead space to form a transportation system that does not interfere with each other in function and is convenient to link on the streamline. The undulating grass slopes and steps of the courtyard create a fun and open public space, providing a venue for all kinds of open and exploratory teaching, allowing children to start the journey of discovering the nature and perceiving the world in a free and inclusive atmosphere.
Although primary school students prefer a lively and diverse spatial form, the design does not directly use symbolic children's elements or figurative architectural techniques. Instead, it injects a large number of informal communication spaces such as corridors, platforms, stairs, etc. in the overhead layer, so that children can walk, sport, play, meet, and experience the “city of the sky”.
在城市化进程中，人与人之间正经历从未有过的亲密与疏离，生活也正经历从未有过的丰足和贫瘠。“社区”是城镇化加速的产物，杨柳郡小学与幼儿园希望输出了一种更富有人性关怀的社群模式。三座建筑的容积率仅为常规教育建筑的二分之一，在高密度住宅区里开辟自然的一隅，通过教育、居住和休闲资源的有机共生，打破固有的空间界限。The Campus of Young City——正是我们对于未来社区生活方式的再思考。
In the process of urbanization, People are experiencing intimacy and alienation like never before and life is experiencing the richness and inferiority that have never been seen before. “Community” is the product of the acceleration of urbanization. Yangliu County Primary School and Kindergarten hope to export a community model with more humanity. The volume ratio of the three buildings is only half that of conventional education buildings. By opening up a corner of nature in high-density residential areas, they break the inherent spatial boundaries through the organic symbiosis of education and residential leisure resources. The Campus of Young City is just our reflection on the future community lifestyle.
Project name： Yangliu County Community Primary School and Kindergarten
Design unit: gad
Detail address: no. 660 , Jiuhe road , Jianggan district, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province
Photographer: Fanyi, Huangjinrong
Project type: school
Completion date: 2018
Project scale（east kindergarten, west kindergarten and primary school as follwer）： 3400㎡/3386㎡/10500㎡
East kindergarten: Wangxiaoxia Wanglei Wangling
West kindergarten: Wangxiaoxia Wanglei Wudan
Primary school: Wangxiaoxi Zhangjiyu Wanglei