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UDG China Breaks Ground on Wuxi Kindergarten

Courtesy of UDG China
Courtesy of UDG China

The United Design Group (UDG) China has begun construction the “Xieli Garden” resettlement community kindergarten in Wuxi. 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. 

First Floor. Image Courtesy of UDG China
First Floor. Image Courtesy of 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.”

Courtesy of UDG China
Courtesy of UDG China

“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.”

Courtesy of UDG China
Courtesy of UDG China
  • 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
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of UDG China
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:Karissa Rosenfield. "UDG China Breaks Ground on Wuxi Kindergarten" 13 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/496268/udg-china-breaks-ground-on-wuxi-kindergarten/>