Winner 2020 / ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN / Educational, Institutional

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  • Project Title

    Raffles Kindergarten Complex

  • Winning Firm

    Interval Architects

  • Lead Designer

    Oscar KO, Yunduan GU

  • Awarded

    WINNER, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, Educational, Institutional
  • Project Link
  • Project Location
    Huailai, China
  • Project Status
  • Completion Date
    September, 2017
  • Project web link
  • Client
    Raffles Kindergarten

  • Other Credits

Instead of using small corridors to connect all the classrooms, we proposed a 6m-wide-and-80m-long space that connects all the classrooms across three levels and functions as an indoor playground and learning spaces. In this linear multi-purpose indoor playground, children play, dance, ride bicycles, crawl, sit and read. Circulation spaces are no longer mere spaces of passages, but have become spaces for learning, playing and communication.

Interval Architects is a Shanghai-based architecture design practice co-founded by Oscar KO and GU Yunduan. The practice critically examines issues relating to urbanism, architecture and the environment. We believe that architecture should possess qualities that reflect specificities of its context and become a spatial production that belongs to a certain place and time. The practice has completed several representative projects including Tower of Bricks, Raffles Kindergarten Complex and 1/2 stadium.

Other prizes
AustraliaThe Design Studio category-Shortlist UKEmerging Practice of the Year-Silver Prize USAInstitutional Architecture category-Small Firm of the Year UKEmerging Architect of the Year category-Longlist USAShanghai|Beijing Shortlist GermanyBest of Best & Winner USAWinner USASpecial Mention ItalyHonorable mention JapanShortlist UK Shortlist

Credits: East elevation / Zhi Geng