Kindergarten in Bifengxia,
Ya'an, Sichuan Province (Architectural Design)
Location Ya an city， Sichuan province
Owner One Foundation
Design Date 2014
Completed Date 2015
Gross Built Area 3062m2
After the Ya'an earthquake, we were invited by One Foundation to design kindergartens for the badly hit Bifengxia and Yanzhu areas.
The biggest challenge of this design was how to create as many possibilities as possible with limited financial constraints. According to the budget and assignment at that time, the project did not have a small auditorium for teachers and students. We requested One Foundation to increase a small amount of funds, which was far from enough to make a small auditorium. We moderately increased the entrance space of the kindergarten in both horizontal and vertical dimensions, set up a large step facing the main door inside, and set up an "overbridge" on the second floor. Normally entrance hall is the buffer space that stream of people come in and go out. During meeting, a table can be placed in the hall as a rostrum; during performing, place props in the hall become stage again. The big step is usually used as a space for children to read, communicate and enjoy the scenery. During meetings and performances, the big step becomes an audience with a good line of sight. The second floor "overbridge" usually serves as a transportation space connecting the left and right parts. And during meetings and performances, the bridge becomes a second chair or special stage, which can add drama to the performance.
方案组成员 李保峰，薛骋,陈逸雅,陈永琪,郑立桐,李蔼峰,梁宇成 等
施工图组成员 甘万发,罗永昌,卢雪莱,申安付,黄磊,姚江波 等
Design Team LI Baofeng, XUE Cheng, CHEN Yiya, CHEN Yongqi, ZHENG Litong, LI Yifeng, LIANG Yucheng，etc.
Technical Design GAN Wanfa, LUO Yongchang, LU Xuelai, SHEN Anfu, HUANG Lei, YAO Jiangbo，etc.
Photographer ZHAO Yilong