bright yellow columns complete ospacearchitects' tung yuan kindergarten in taiwan

bright yellow columns complete ospacearchitects' tung yuan kindergarten in taiwan

ospacearchitects has completed ‘tung yuan kindergarten’, a two-story education building supported by bright yellow columns. located in an industrial neighbourhood on the outskirts of taichung city in taiwan, the kindergarten is constructed as an archetypal house shape topped with a double-pitched roof, which corresponds to the roofs of the existing buildings and houses in the area. inside, a huge Y-shaped column supports the concrete roof, also rendered in bright yellow in order to serve as ‘a legible architectural element of this children’s learning place.’

bright yellow columns complete ospacearchitects'
 tung yuan kindergarten in taiwanall images © wei-tze chun unless stated otherwise

 

 

‘this work attempts to construct children’s cognition and imagination of space,’ says ospacearchitects
, who developed ‘tung yuan kindergarten’ as an indivisible arrangement of structure and elements, and scale and place. the 725 m2 building is situated in the north-west corner of the campus, facing the existing six-meter roadway, which forms an angle close to 45 degrees between the road and the existing construction. its recessed entrance is topped with a canopy and turned 45 degrees to align with the campus axis. front elevation of ospacearchitects'
 tung yuan kindergarten in taiwan

 

 

the front elevation of the kindergarten is built as an archetypal house shape, which allows it to blend in harmoniously with the surrounding buildings. ‘this white abstract façade becomes the first community’s impression of tung yuan kindergarten,’ notes ospacearchitects. on the upper level, a huge Y-shaped column supports the double pitched, concrete roof of the building, formed by the intersection of three same sized columns that establish a perpendicular relationship with the roof. ‘the split column structure not only has the visual appearance of force transmission, but also the physical feature of sensing the heaviness of the big roof,’ the taiwanese architecture studio adds.the entrance in tung yuan kindergarten by ospacearchitects in taiwan yellow columns and light green steelwork in tung yuan kindergarten by ospacearchitects in taiwan

bright yellow columns complete ospacearchitects' tung yuan kindergarten in taiwan
bright yellow columns complete ospacearchitects' tung yuan kindergarten in taiwan

bright yellow columns complete ospacearchitects' tung yuan kindergarten in taiwan

classrooms inside tung yuan kindergarten by ospacearchitects in taiwan

huge Y-shaped column in tung yuan kindergarten by ospacearchitects in taiwan

bright yellow columns complete ospacearchitects' tung yuan kindergarten in taiwan
bright yellow columns complete ospacearchitects' tung yuan kindergarten in taiwan

bright yellow columns complete ospacearchitects' tung yuan kindergarten in taiwan

bright yellow columns complete ospacearchitects' tung yuan kindergarten in taiwanimage © yu-cheng cheng

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: tung yuan kindergarten

architect: ospacearchitects

location: taichung, taiwan

client: tung yuan elementary school

budget: 575,000 USD

project manager: tsai-rong ho

structure engineer: giant home engineering & consultants

MEP: heng shuen MEP engineering

wayfinding system: path & landforms

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