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Sanhuan Kindergarten is Arranged in Three Interwoven Rings

 - Jan 24, 2018
References: archdaily
The Chinese kindergarten system comprises three grades, each with learning objectives that gradually distinguish themselves from the previous year, and Sanhuan Kindergarten is expressly designed to help facilitate that learning model. The new kindergarten building, which is located on the island city of Yangzhong, has three hexagonal rings that interlock with one another, with each ring holding the classrooms of a given grade.

Part of what makes the Sanhuan Kindergarten design work is that each of the building's sectors has its own interior courtyard, but they're also all interconnected thanks to a rooftop park. Kids at the school thus split their time between play with their immediate peers and play with the rest of the school as a whole, broadening their experience while still providing the social bonding they need with their own classmates.