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Kindergarten of Jiading New Town / Atelier Deshaus

  • 01:00 - 31 January, 2012
Kindergarten of Jiading New Town / Atelier Deshaus
Kindergarten of Jiading New Town / Atelier Deshaus, © Shu He
© Shu He

© Shu He © Shu He © Shu He © Shu He +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hongde Rd, Jiading, Shanghai, China
  • Architects in Charge

    Liu Yichun - Chen Yifeng
  • Project Team

    Chen Yifeng, Liu Yichun, Wang Shuyi, Liu Qian, Gao Lin
  • Site Area

    12100 m2
  • Area

    660.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

From the architect. The kindergarten is located in the Jiading new town of the northern suburb in Shanghai, it is neither countryside nor urban in the traditional sense. Face to the ambiguous and uncertain surrounding, the architecture emphasizes the self-improvement, directly intervening into the site, and making a very clear juxtaposition of the architecture and the site. Compare with the open environment, the kindergarten acts as an introversive area. The architecture is divided into two general parts: one is the rational and efficient area, which is composed of 15 classrooms and a number of playrooms; the other is the intentionally enlarged transportation space, which is an atrium with ramp ways connecting with different storey.

© Shu He
© Shu He

This atrium contributes to an emotional and entertaining spatial experience that is beyond the common daily experiencing. Beside the transportation function, it is the vagueness and uncertainty that also provide a number of possibilities in spatial utilization. The external form and the façade represent the inevitability to the internal relation as well. Apart from the two separated shapes of this architecture, the constantly transformed height among different floors is been represented onto the façade as well.

© Shu He
© Shu He

The open activity space are being put into these changed elevation places, and the courtyards has been extended along the vertical direction instead of the horizontal direction in the traditional method. Thus, the courtyards and activities of the children act as an important part of the façades. Everyday, kids and teachers are shuttling between the architecture and the site, between the two-separated parts of the architecture. They are shielded by the architecture and experiencing the inside and outside, the balance of passion and reason.

© Shu He
© Shu He
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Kindergarten of Jiading New Town / Atelier Deshaus" 31 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/203160/kindergarten-of-jiading-new-town-atelier-deshaus/>
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28 Comments

BG · July 29, 2016

light quality in this project is absolutely great! Awesome project! But landscaping is not something that was taken into great account :/

gotenks · November 09, 2015

A good museum! ...wait what? It's a kindergarten?!

Jessica Davis · April 28, 2012

cool building, but as a kindergarten? really? very interesting- have a look http://t.co/A3f9X3qy

evans ho · March 21, 2012

It take me some time to make it clear that what the kindergarten organize,but it's cool,isn't it especial in CHINA

Jasem Nadoum · March 04, 2012

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Stephen Hines · February 28, 2012

This kindergarten located in Jiading, Shanghai, feels very Steven Holl (ish) with the semi transparent facade!!

http://t.co/4qwoPMSg

architetende · February 24, 2012

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Inetgate Writer · February 08, 2012

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Thomas Mastrianno · February 05, 2012

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Haley Montgomery · February 01, 2012

Interest is piqued by this #architecture today. A very wall-like kindergarten project. http://t.co/r7CKZdPC via @archdaily

Fedora Dasilva · January 31, 2012

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Nicolas Lopez · January 31, 2012

Jaja +1 RT @izurietavarea: Por qué los edificios modernos parecen todos complejos penitenciarios "with a twist"???? http://t.co/BeYJ9thL

m3n shams · January 31, 2012

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Santi Maggio Savasta · January 31, 2012

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Jaime Izurieta-Varea · January 31, 2012

Por qué los edificios modernos parecen todos complejos penitenciarios "with a twist"???? http://t.co/2sI0e0OB

Ricardo Glez Granger · January 31, 2012

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Milan Miko Radulovi? · January 31, 2012

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cony · January 31, 2012

More like art galleries or museums

Architecture Network · January 31, 2012

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????? · January 31, 2012

Kindergarten of Jiading New Town / Atelier Deshaus: © Shu He
Architect: Atelier Deshaus (Liu Yichun / Chen Yifen... http://t.co/HFJtSIkK

Bocetos Digitales · January 31, 2012

Kindergarten of Jiading New Town / Atelier Deshaus: © Shu He
Architect: Atelier Deshaus (Liu Yichun / Chen Yifen... http://t.co/HTtIYNzx

name · January 31, 2012

ehmm... i wish this is original design.
but, itz remind me tatz a combined architecture design from famous swiss and japan designer...
sad...TT

godryk · January 31, 2012

I love it when kindergarten projects show up in ArchDaily, because you really can see how users from different parts of the world react very differently. For example I think that a white box with a patio and the right light can make a wonderful space for children. I'd rather have them drawing and modelling their own creation and pinning them all over the place than imposing on them some colorful random design that some intern came up with.

For example, what struck me the most was the scale of the place, it looks huge to me, but, this is China I guess...

Karo · January 31, 2012

@sz

you are my men!

Karo · January 31, 2012

It looks so sad! I know they are asians, but it looks so cheap.

H.A. · January 31, 2012 04:06 PM

some of the most subtle architects in the world are asians. In fact it does look like built by english or american (US) builders

sz · January 31, 2012

That is a nightmare. Those designers are childless. Will never let my kids stay there a minute.

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