Hangzhou Pule Kindergarten2A Magazine
Hangzhou Pule Kindergarten Yangjiadun Branch
Client: Hangzhou Binjiang District Education Bureau
Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
GFA: 7,800 m2
Design – Completion: 2017 – 2019
Material source: GOA
The article has been published in 2A Magazine #46
Hangzhou Pule Kindergarten Yangjiadun Branch, covering a total construction area of approximately 7,800
square meters is located in Binjiang District of Hangzhou, a region packed with high-tech industries including
Alibaba and rising in rankings among districts in Hangzhou. In recent years, the district has set higher demands
for educational facilities. In this case, the architects managed to build an “attractive” children’s facility with
modular thinking and a rapid construction method under the limited construction period and costs.
The application of “hexagon” motif in Dongguan Kindergarten has turned the unfavorable conditions of site restrictions into design highlights. Surrounded by high-rise buildings, the sunlight conditions on the site are not that optimistic.
There is an angle of 60 ° between the diamond land and the south direction. Given the fact that it is impossible for daylighting orientation, sunshine duration and land efficiency to reach their ideal state at the same time by adopting a traditional orthogonal grid layout, the “hexagon” motif thus becomes a problem-solving idea as hexagon is the most common form in nature and boasts the dual advantages of “complete filling” and “most efficient”. The combination of hexagonal beehives conforms to the slope angle of the site to introduce maximum daylight, while taking into account many requirements such as good orientation, sunshine duration and the fit rate of the site.