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  7. RUNNING Pacidal! Kindergarten Sinchen / Wang, Pe-Jen Architects + Lin, Chi Chin

RUNNING Pacidal! Kindergarten Sinchen / Wang, Pe-Jen Architects + Lin, Chi Chin

  • 22:00 - 16 March, 2015
RUNNING Pacidal! Kindergarten Sinchen / Wang, Pe-Jen Architects + Lin, Chi Chin
RUNNING Pacidal! Kindergarten Sinchen / Wang, Pe-Jen Architects + Lin, Chi Chin, © Chi , Po Lin
© Chi , Po Lin

© Chi , Po Lin © Chi , Po Lin © Chi , Po Lin © Chi , Po Lin + 12

  • Interior

    Wang, Pe Jen+Lin, Chi Chin
  • Landscape

    Wang, Pe Jen+Lin, Chi Chin
  • Site Area

    1,007.1㎡
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© Chi , Po Lin
© Chi , Po Lin

Text description provided by the architects. This is a daycare center primarily for Amis aborigine children- the indigenous people of Taiwan, and others include Taroko, Atayal, Sakiraya, and Seediq.

© Chi , Po Lin
© Chi , Po Lin

In a remote village with few material sources of comfort but with abundant environmental resources, we abandoned complex aborigine totems, and returned to the nature of life for the local residents in considering a school for aborigines.

© Chi , Po Lin
© Chi , Po Lin

In the base, we have created a route for residents of the tribe to pass through. On rainy days, they can avoid the primary streets and choose to go through the daycare center. Most students who live in the community have already mingled with the residents; thus, they do not be affected when residents pass through.

Exploded Diagram
Exploded Diagram

The open space on the ground level and the through route create more community interaction and parent-children care.

© Chi , Po Lin
© Chi , Po Lin

Pacidal is an Amis surname, which originally means son of the sun. It retains the active spirit of aboriginal children, so they can run barefoot freely in a sunlight-filled classroom. No boundaries between the classroom and the fields, just like the wonderful times in the mountains, being wild!

You can say this is a happy heaven built for the children of the sun!

© Chi , Po Lin
© Chi , Po Lin

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Cite: "RUNNING Pacidal! Kindergarten Sinchen / Wang, Pe-Jen Architects + Lin, Chi Chin" 16 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/606796/running-pacidal-kindergarten-sinchen-wang-pe-jen-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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