Misty Mountain Kindergarten

Location : Molewa, Ruichang, China
Client : Hua Yan Group
Area : N/A
Status: Competition

The Misty Mountain is a kindergarten in a city. The built area is large and the plot ratio high for a kindergarten: we must allow for 4000sqm plus parking. On an acutely-angled site with on-grade parking, this became particularly challenging. Thus, we determined our key design challenges to be threefold:
one, create a dense building which still retains a sense of low scale;
two, ensure engagement with the city while keeping the children private and secure;
three, allow for strong internal-external links, with each classroom having access to its own terrace,
four, provide a sunny playground of sufficient scale.