NEWTON SUZHOU苏州新纽顿会心街国际幼儿园


status: completed in 2014
location: Suzhou, China
surface: 5000sqm
client: Newton international kindergarten China
photography: Masao Nishikawa

NEWTON SUZHOU is an international kindergarten serving both the international and local community. With a unique and creative education program, NEWTON SUZHOU has chosen a site along a river for their new home. The beautiful site is full of nature; therefore, our challenges began how to preserve and develop this nature.
Newton home is designed as an aggregation of 3 to 4 stories high house looking buildings, connected to each other organically creating more space variations. The design was selected for not altering the beautiful site and preserving the nature by means of organic forms.

The central space created by Newton home is considered as an extension of interior rooms. This central space is characterized by its playground fully equipped with creative tools and landscapes. As the children experience this new outside space, they are encouraged to invent their own play to nourish their own creativities. We hope that such creative play help children to build their own creativities, learn how to think and grow, and to be able to invent things on their own.
苏州工业园区新纽顿会心幼儿园,是苏州地区最具国际特色的民办国际幼儿园, 探索、学习、游戏、成长是幼儿园的教学理念。幼儿园的选址于金鸡湖支流畔,风景自然优美。如何将自然保护融入规划是项目最大的挑战。 用地现状为沿河分布的不规则地块,设计通过布置层级体块,在实现地块有机连接的同时 ,最大程度保护原有生境。同时层级变化的方案,为孩子营造更多探索空间。幼儿园的中庭,延伸拓展孩子们在室内的活动。各类创意游戏设施与自然花园为孩子们提供感受自然、共同游戏的契机。设计希望通过自然感知与游戏,为孩子们的发现、创造、思考提供土壤。
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