The current situation of kindergarten in Taiwan


Because of the reduction the birthrate, more and more school get use to fill the program of kindergarten directly into the empty elementary school classroom. However, do kindergartens really need classrooms? We suggest the empty classroom could be another use such as community college classroom, and kindergarten should be more engage with little corner and nature environment.

▼项目鸟瞰,aerial view of the project © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang


The architecture merges with the environment and allows people to experience new perspectives. The whole architecture is a combination of learning corners.From exterior to interior, children can run around the curve walls and gather at their individual favorite spots. This project provides not only a better learning unit, but also reshape a better environment of the campus.

▼由操场看建筑,viewing the project from the playground © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang

▼由跑道看建筑,viewing the project from the runway trail © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang

▼轻盈灵动的建筑包围在密集的城市建筑环境中,The light and dynamic buildings are surrounded by a dense urban environment © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang


From children’s view

发自本能的探索|Explore by instinct


Feelings of ambiguous space will be engraved in children’s memories. They sense and react to the space with unique viewpoints as undefined uses allow numerous possibilities for children’s creation. Since their bodies and mind are rapidly growing, the design imagines a place that provides for more inspiration and exploration in every scale.

▼分析图,concept diagram © Fieldevo design studio + LinBoYang Architects


难以形容的氛围|Indescribable atmosphere


All things for children are fascinating and most of the time they keep observing all the details of surrounding environment. The design prioritizes the need to provide a secure and active place which the children can engage in a variety of activities.

▼轴测分析图,axonometric drawing © Fieldevo design studio + LinBoYang Architects


学习表达的过程|Process of learning to express

学习的意义是什么? 孩子们试图用语言表达自己的想法,但是,在将所有内容清晰地表达成一个完整的句子的过程中难免会出现错误。有时候,他们表达出来的内容,就如同把句子的成份分别放在括号中,再打乱组合一般。这不仅让人好奇,当所有语句和括号都以独特的方式排列组合时,会带来什么样的体验呢?本项目的空间设计便巧用了这一概念。

What is the point of learning? Children try to express their idea in words, while making mistakes in the process of articulating all the content to form a complete sentence. Like the content in the brackets, the design plays with this spatial concept which makes one wonder how is the comprehending experience when all the content and brackets are arranged in an unique way?

▼剖面流线与视角分析图,section analyze diagram of circulation and view © Fieldevo design studio + LinBoYang Architects


Architectural statement

记忆空间|Occasional encounter


By breaking the rule of symbols, we can imagine in multiple ways. The alternative combinations provide children infinite possibilities in little space. They can recall the atmosphere but not the specific plan.

▼幼儿园外观,exterior view of the kindergarten © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang

▼丰富的空间层级与自由的交通流线,Rich spatial hierarchy and free circulation flow © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang


缝隙空间|In-between space

建筑师探索了一系列空间平面组合的方式,重点在于创造氛围而不是建筑本身。密斯·凡·德罗强调空间的延展性、透明性与通用性,奥尔多·凡·艾克强调空间的顺序与层级。然而,日本建筑师小嶋一浩 (kazuhiro kojima)却削弱了建筑的力量。在他的学校建筑作品中,所有教学与娱乐活动都汇总在同一屋檐下,家具成为界定空间最重要的对象,每面墙壁都是L型的,并总有一个角落向外开放。缝隙空间在小嶋一浩的作品案例中展现出无与伦比的灵活性,而本案的建筑师也将这种灵活性运用在了设计之中。

There is a series of plan which is designed to mostly create atmosphere and less about the building itself. We learn about the sense of extension, transparency and universal space emphasized by Mies van der Rohe, and the order of numbers and hierarchy of architecture from Aldo van Eyck. However, the Japanese architect Kazuhiro Kojima has reduced the power of architecture further more. In his studies of the school typology, furniture became the most important object to define the space, while all the walls are L-shaped and always open to a corner. All the activities are juxtaposed under a big roof. We learn a spectrum of flexibilities of in-between spaces from these projects.

▼底层的廊下空间,grey space on the ground floor © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang

▼缝隙空间模糊了室内外的界限,in-between blur the boundary between interior and exterior © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang

▼二层室外走廊,Second Floor Outdoor Corridor © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang

▼底层的缝隙空间,in-between space on the ground floor © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang

▼由底层缝隙空间看室外,viewing the playground from the in-between space © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang


柔性空间|Wrinkles in the universal space


The power of architecture gives way to furniture arrangement maximizing the sense of horizontal extension and activities. However, the urban environment of Hsinchu City is already a landscape without order. It is not settled enough to place a light, transparent and flexible architecture in this messy environment, since similar scenes will keep repeating themselves. To confront this situation, we found that a little curve on wall will make a subtle enclosure and free the space from homogeneity. We use the effect to reengage the campus environment and enhance the quality of space in traditional Taiwan campus planning.

▼二层露台,Terrace on the second floor © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang

▼室外露台为孩子们提供了聚会游戏的场所,The outdoor terrace provides a place for children to gather and play © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang


The project focuses on the layer of in-between spaces like Kazuhiro Kojima, but introduces some random sculptural quality in the universal space to distinguish different learning corners. So while we may not remember the spatial arrangement, we can still impressed by the moving experience in the public spaces.

▼弧线形的外墙与天窗,Curved exterior walls and skylights © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang

▼由露台看周边环境,Viewing the surroundings from the terrace © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang


Spatial strategy

创建空间角落|Create several corner


▼不同空间形式对儿童心理产生不同影响,Different spatial forms have different effects on children’s psychology © Fieldevo design studio + LinBoYang Architects

▼曲线形的墙面划分出不同区域,The curved walls delineate the different areas © Fieldevo design studio + LinBoYang Architects

Instead of following the grid, we bend the end of the wall to create different character of space. All the elements induce the activities like the random little holes on the eye level of the wall which allow children stand tiptoe to take a look etc. The activities and the unexpected randomness make the space lively.

▼未被明确定义的公共活动空间,public activity space without clear identification © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang

▼墙壁视平线上随机开设的小洞引发孩子们的好奇心,the random little holes on the eye level of the wall which allow children stand tiptoe to take a look © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang

▼二层通高的中庭空间,Double height atrium space  © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang


平衡空间效率与流动性|Balance between efficiency and fluidity


Since it is important to prevent children colliding to the edge of the wall, we designed a rounded space and reduced the sharp edge of the space. All the structural walls are combination of the straight line and curve to meet both the need of storage and characterized corner. The geometry of the space is the balance between efficiency and fluidity.

▼弧线形的墙壁避免了安全隐患,The curved walls avoid safety hazards © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang

▼宽敞明亮的活动空间,Spacious and bright activity space © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang

▼公共走廊,hallway © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang


塑造场景灵活性|The flexibility in a sculptural scene


It is contradictory that this project combines a sort of sculptural quality and flexibility. This contradictory idea allows the unpredictable activities happen in the sculptural background. Through this kind of design, we remain the customized freedom for users and maintain a formal influence to reorganize the environment of the campus.

▼活动室概览,overall of the activity room © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang

▼自主自由的幼儿学习氛围,Independent and free learning atmosphere for children © WENYA STUDIO, Lin Bo-Yang

▼总平面图,master plan © Fieldevo design studio + LinBoYang Architects

▼一层平面图,F1 plan © Fieldevo design studio + LinBoYang Architects

▼二层平面图,F2 plan © Fieldevo design studio + LinBoYang Architects

▼立面图,elevations © Fieldevo design studio + LinBoYang Architects

▼剖面图,section © Fieldevo design studio + LinBoYang Architects

Project Name : San-min kindergarten
Building design : Fieldevo design studio +LinBoYang Architects
Client : Sanmin elementary school
Structure:HuYuHui structural engineer
Location:No. 66, Ziyou Rd., East Dist., Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Principal Use:kindergarten
Design Group : Fieldevo design studio +LinBoYang Architects
Construction Material : RC
Site Area:27321.84m2
Building Area:1018.33 m2
Total Floor Area:1900.29 m2
Number of Stories:2F+B1
Construction Co. : GuanZhou construction
Interior Design : Fieldevo design studio +LinBoYang Architects
Landscape Design : Fieldevo design studio +LinBoYang Architects
Electrical & Plumbing : MeowHuang Engineering