Friday, 18 April 2014

China Breaks Ground on Spiraling Green Roofed Kindergarten in Wuxi

UDG China Breaks Ground on Spiraling Green Roofed Kindergarten in Wuxi UDG China Wuxi Xieli Kindergarten - Inhabitat   The hyperlink above links to the article at Inhabitat



Interesting concept. It deals with the growing trend in cities (at least in Sydney) that I'm encountering more frequently i.e. the creation of childcare centres for high density housing/commercial projects. In other areas of the world the childcare centres are fully enclosed for climatic reasons (extremes of heat/cold), pollution or noise. The challenge is to retain nature in playspaces that are in complexes that are frequently, partially or totally enclosed. Some would argue that creating and including these types of playspaces is tokenistic, however I would suggest that compared to some of the soul destroying plastic, rubber and steel monstrosities I have witnessed, natural playspaces are an oasis for children's curiosity, creativity and if properly designed, can provide calculated challenges that are as safe as any KFC playground. 
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