dika design sculpts an undulating mountain-like kindergarten in china

dika design sculpts an undulating mountain-like kindergarten in china

Dalezhiye Kindergarten by DIKA Architectural Design Center

 

Dalezhiye Kindergarten, a large-scale school development by DIKA Architectural Design Center, emerges from Leshan’s landscape in Sichuan Province, redefining the conventional design of kindergartens. Drawing from natural organic forms, the land, and the confluence of three rivers to the enduring Lingyun Maitreya Buddha, the design aims to infuse the space with local cultural identity. Capturing the site’s allure, the project’s name translates to ‘a place of forgotten beauty’. Four years after visiting the site, DIKA Architectural Design Center completes the construction of Dalezhiye Kindergarten shaping a dynamic space that transcends the ordinary. The exterior features undulating mountain-inspired forms, mirroring nature’s shapes and fostering a seamless connection with the surroundings. Imagination becomes a focal point, unlocking innovative solutions to architectural challenges.

dika design sculpts an undulating mountain-like kindergarten in china
all images by Arch-Exist

 

 

an intersection of nature, architecture, and cognitive learning

 

The interior design challenges traditional spatial thinking, embracing natural, artistic, and softer elements. The layout prioritizes a harmonious relationship with nature, allowing an abundance of natural light to fill every corner. DIKA design‘s intentional approach, led by Wang Junbao, aims to enhance children’s cognition, offering them profound early experiences of nature’s beauty. Dalezhiye Kindergarten stands as an experiential and imaginative space where architecture and nature converge in harmonious relationships. The project seeks to redefine educational architectural narratives and imaginaries, promising a holistic and inspiring environment for children’s growth.

dika design sculpts an undulating mountain-like kindergarten in china
the project aims to infuse the space with local cultural identity

dika design sculpts an undulating mountain-like kindergarten in china
the structure is a free-form volume that extends 62 m on its north-south axis and 148 m on its east-west axis

dika design sculpts an undulating mountain-like kindergarten in china
the design draws from natural organic forms, the land, and the confluence of three rivers

 

dika design sculpts an undulating mountain-like kindergarten in china
the design challenges traditional spatial thinking, embracing organic and softer curved elements

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the exterior features undulating mountain-inspired forms, mirroring nature’s shapes

dika design sculpts an undulating mountain-like kindergarten in china
the changes in scale reflect the distinct elevation and slope characteristics found on site

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Dalezhiye Kindergarten shapes a dynamic space that transcends the ordinary

 

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the project seeks to redefine educational architectural narratives, forming an inspiring environment
the project seeks to redefine educational architectural narratives, forming an inspiring environment
the layout prioritizes a harmonious relationship with nature
the layout prioritizes a harmonious relationship with nature
Dalezhiye Kindgergarten’s shape and colors echo the red sandstone mountainscape of the Leshan region
Dalezhiye Kindgergarten’s shape and colors echo the red sandstone mountainscape of the Leshan region
the structure's dramatic undulating slopes emerge from the site
the structure's dramatic undulating slopes emerge from the site
the volume seems to grow out of the environment claiming its territory
the volume seems to grow out of the environment claiming its territory

project info:

 

name: Dalezhiye Kindergarten

architect: DIKA Architectural Design Center

lead architect: Wang Junbao

design team: Tian Jiabin, Gao Xin, Lu Qingyin, Ou Jiayong, Fu Huiming, Tan Huimin, Chen Jian, Tu Xueliang, Huo Liangyue, Zhang Zhigang, Liu Zixuan, Wang Qi

architectural design: Sichuan Creative Bosch Architectural Design Co.

architectural team: Tong Succession, Cheng Mulin, Tong Ling, Wei Maolin, He Sheng, Wu Qiang, Zhou Bing, Li Biyun, He Xiaodong, Wang Min, Chen Jianwei

construction: Wang Peng, He Jie, Chen Guanyu, Shi Wenlan, Gao Cong, Tao Hexin, Li Qiang, Zhu Bin

effect deepening: Gao Xin, Tang Shengyan

landscape design: Sichuan Jiandong Construction Engineering Co.

interior design: Mingli Decoration Design & Engineering Co.

building area: 13.334 sqm

land area: 9077.67 sqm

location: Sichuan, Leshan, China

photography: Arch-Exist | @archexist 

interior photography: Leon

video: Zhang Qi (ES Imaging)

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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