Artificial colors can not replace natural colors. We should not deprive children of the right to perceive sunrise and sunset, spring and autumn, wind, frost, rain and snow, flowers, birds, insects and fish.
——Vanke X Interdesgin
At present, in the common residential community space, there are too many children's paradise growing in the cement world. How to respect the natural growth of children? How to let children play safely in a natural environment? How to let the older children and children feel care? These questions have become the most important matter in the consideration of Vanke community. Since 2016, Changsha Vanke launched the research and development of children friendly community and growth products, and has been committed to the research on how to make children friendly, not just playgrounds, but to achieve making the best use of children friendly to create a friendly growing community. This time, the joint research and development of Vanke architecture research center, southern regional BG product center, Changsha Vanke, Dongguan Vanke and Interdesign, centering on the experimental innovation of the proposition of "pursuing the design of nature", hope to create a distinctive children friendly community together…
为了解决上述社区景观设计中普遍存在的问题，并在现有儿童游戏场地中有所突破，万科与林德设计携手在东莞万科建筑研究中心基地，一起尝试落地实验一个以自然为主题的儿童游戏场地——儿童自然模块。In order to solve the common problems in the above-mentioned community landscape design and make a breakthrough in the existing children's playground, under the multi-party linkage of Vanke, we tried to land a children's playground with the theme of "in nature" - children's nature module in Dongguan Vanke architectural research center.
“大自然”是儿童下载和学习最好的场地，在户外自然环境里，通过接触不同的自然元素，能满足儿童下载创造的心理需求。"Nature" is the best place for children to explore and learn. In the outdoor natural environment, children's psychological needs of exploration and creation can be met by contacting different natural elements.
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有别于常规项目，万科建研中心的“儿童自然模块”是通过观察网页版们对同一模块中不同设计手法及材料的使用程度，来观察研究该模块的设计方向。比如，沙坑模块使用了一般沙坑的黄沙，白沙，黑色卵石，木屑，细砾石五种沙坑材料进行实验，看看网页版们更喜欢哪种材质的沙坑；而在钻筒模块中，针对攀爬，穿越，匿藏等空间需求，分别设计了多个体量近似，又略有不同玩法的“坡”；每一个网页版心中都藏着一座梦想的树屋，在这里可以和小伙伴们躲迷藏、高低穿越、探险寻宝，在这里有一处属于自己的秘密基地。通过实地观察，我们对网页版们的喜好有更深刻的理解。在场地中，网页版们不是纯粹的场地使用者，而是更好的帮助设计师去理解儿童游戏需求的设计参与者——是设计自然游戏场地的一份子。Different from ordinary projects, the children's natural module design of Vanke Construction Research Center adopts more different design methods and materials, landing on the same site. The function of the module can be observed and studied by observing the children's use of the facility. For example, for the same sand pit function, we used five materials of general sand pit, namely yellow sand, white sand, black pebble, sawdust and fine gravel, to carry out the experiment; in the drilling barrel module, we designed several "slopes" with similar volume but slightly different playing methods according to the space requirements of climbing, crossing and hiding. Every child hides a dream tree-house in own heart, there they could play hide and seek, cross the channels, explore the treasure with other kids, there they have the own secret base.In the field, children are not pure site users, but experimental participants who can better help designers understand children's game needs - they are part of the design of natural playground.
Undoubtedly, the experimental base of Dongguan Vanke construction and Research Center provides an ideal place for landing such children's venues. Based on the existing research of children friendly community growth products, Changsha Vanke and Interdesign design jointly create a real "children's natural paradise", making children running and playing in nature. The scenes of playing not just show in the designers’ thought, now we has the opportunity to make these come ture.
这是一场非常特别的研究之旅，项目落地之时，设计师们来到基地现场，一如之前脑海里想象中的场景，和网页版们一起尽情的玩了一整天，与小朋友们一起在树屋之中兴奋的上窜下跳，自由的在绿坡中奔跑，在回音的土丘中大声呼叫，和网页版们一起穿越在藤蔓的秘密通道中，仿佛回到自己快乐的童年……This is a very special research trip. When the project landed, the designer came to the site of the base, just like the scene in his mind before. He played with the children for a whole day. He jumped up and down the tree house with them, ran freely in the green slope, called loudly in the echoing mounds, and crossed the secret passage of vines with the children In, as if back to their own happy childhood...