This is a childcare support center only for members in the developing area located at the center of Beijing, where there are many high-rise apartments. Targets of membership are younger families who live in this area. It has the function that not only children but parents and neighbors can join this community here. In this project, as to adjust several education programs to match the needs, each education program has each module. This is how we design to suit people’s needs different in each living area and suit some given conditions of building flexibly. It’s easy to recognize each purpose of each module.
In this facility, making use of the site shape, that is half-sliced ellipse, and the skeleton space with 4m of room height, we put it the key concept, “street play in city”, focusing on the street of old Beijing city. Each module is so flexible that wall can be put on and off freely according as the education program. By setting handrail on the upper side, there is a space like loft, where can be the place for children to play dynamically and learn. Each aisle like street in city has the space for them to read books and gather. As a result, the places could be created that children can concentrate on their activities and play and explore with their curiosity.
The color is only 2 kinds to be simple and warm, one in the exterior wall of module, and the second is the floor, wall and ceiling inside the module. Moreover, unitization of module makes a benefit on the supply of same materials and maintenance.