waa transforms 1970’s warehouse in beijing into experiential playscape for children

Jun 06, 2021

‘children are often passive in decision making scenarios,’ explains the beijing-based design team. ‘play is often the only period under their own control. the design focus was to address the missing elements of inner city dwelling, distorting scales, manipulating movement sequences to build a tool for sensory learning. where the iconography of the project becomes about the activity and embracing a degree of risk we hope to nudge children to imagine and feel what they see as the limits to their own adventure.’

project info:

name: the playscape – children’s community center

architect: waa (we architech anonymous)

location: beijing, china