Wisdom Olion Nursery / Atelier Archmixing

Wisdom Olion Nursery / Atelier Archmixing

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Wisdom Olion Nursery / Atelier Archmixing - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
facade. Image © Qingshan Wu

Text description provided by the architects. Wisdom Olion Nursery is transformed from a long factory building. The client asks for many classrooms, but the budget offered is tight. Another challenging thing here is to provide enough surface for kids to have outdoor activities. How to have classrooms as many as possible without losing their quality? How to define an outside space for the activities? We start to develop the project by taking both the two questions that seem not related.

Wisdom Olion Nursery / Atelier Archmixing - Interior Photography
classroom in use. Image © Qingshan Wu

Wisdom Olion Nursery / Atelier Archmixing - Interior Photography, Chair
flexible combination classrooms with sliding doors. Image © Qingshan Wu

The solution is to double the number of stories. The classrooms then could have two parts on two levels and they are connected through stairs: the lower parts have entrances; hence the upper parts could be long rooms simply placed in a row.

Wisdom Olion Nursery / Atelier Archmixing - Interior Photography, Windows
1F public activity sapce. Image © Qingshan Wu
Wisdom Olion Nursery / Atelier Archmixing - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Shelving, Handrail
2F public activity space. Image © Qingshan Wu

Every classroom has both two facades and there is no need to have a corridor. Besides, the separations between rooms on the upper allow flexibility. On every separation there is a large sliding door that could change the whole structure of space through its open and close.

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1F stairwell. Image © Qingshan Wu

When one door is open, two adjacent rooms then merge into a larger one to provide place for little play and stage performance. When all the doors are open, all the rooms are connected to form a big space, an interior playground for the kids to play, run or even ride. The flexibility of its interior structure enables the project to go beyond its limits and helps it to achieve interesting space.

Wisdom Olion Nursery / Atelier Archmixing - Exterior Photography
outdoor activity area. Image © Qingshan Wu
Wisdom Olion Nursery / Atelier Archmixing - Exterior Photography, Windows
entrance. Image © Qingshan Wu

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Address:33/F, No.6 Wen sichuan road, Baoshan District, Shanghai, China

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Cite: "Wisdom Olion Nursery / Atelier Archmixing" 17 Jan 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/975194/wisdom-olion-nursery-atelier-archmixing> ISSN 0719-8884

1F corridor towards atrium. Image © Qingshan Wu

智慧欧莱托育园 / 阿科米星建筑设计事务所

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