UDG China Breaks Ground on Wuxi Kindergarten

  • 13 Apr 2014
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The United Design Group (UDG) China has begun construction the “Xieli Garden” resettlement community kindergarten in . The three-story building, designed as a “spiraling elliptical ring,” aims to create an ideal learning environment for children with ample natural light and a direct connection to outdoor space. 

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First Floor. Image © UDG China

“Corresponding to the oval square,” described UDG, “the building is designed with a streamlined volume to create a dynamic effect when moving forward. The layout is in the form of oval introversion with a courtyard in the center as the outdoor playground and the flag-rose field, which also ensures enough sunshine for Kids’ Activity Room and indoor ventilation.”

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“The courtyard south to the building is the activities space with sandboxes, runway and plantations; and considering the shield over traffic noise along the road, it is designed with micro-landscape to subtly separate the kindergarten from the traffic. Thus the affection of traffic noise to inner kindergarten would be mitigated dramatically.”

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Architects: UDG China
Location: Qianluo Road, Huishan, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China, 214183
Design Team: Qian Qiang, Chi Xiaoyu, Bernd Lederle, Feng Haihua, Hu Qiqi, Yuka
Masterplan Team: Li Wen, Zhou Ruizi
Structure: He Li, Wang Jing
Water Supply / Drainage: Yang Jie
Electric: Zhao Jugang, Wu Xiaowei
Hvac Engineer: Fu Caixia
Landscape: Lu Ge, Wu Yawei
Developers: Huishan Intercity Railway Station Management Committee
Area: 7975.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: UDG China

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "UDG China Breaks Ground on Wuxi Kindergarten" 13 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=496268>
  • Huryeh Aburass

    Great thing