Fairchild Sai Ying Poon Kindergarten


Following the success of the Fairchild playgroup, the Fairchild Kindergarten carry the momentum forward to a larger facility in Sai Ying Pun. The school starts with a small storefront reception area of Des Voeux Road and continues up a staircase to a 700 sqm space on the first floor. The floor span is deep and the headroom is low, which presents a challenge for bringing light and fresh air to the deep end. Our strategy is to bring the window wall into the space by wrapping the perimeter classroom in glass to facilitate light penetration; on the opposite side a wooden texture education wall lines the entire school and it will be populated with butterfly specimens and sea shells etc to reinforce the pedagogy of learning from nature. The glass wall and wooden wall guide the sequence of classroom and open spaces along the length of the school and provide a natural and modern atmosphere for joyful learning.