Zhejiang Pinghu Children and Youth Center were designed by LYCS Architecture, with architecture and interior integration. The project is near the East Lake Scenic Area in Pinghu, Jiaxing. The completed youth center will become a landmark cultural complex covering museums, science and technology museums, youth palaces, theaters, exhibition halls, women and children centers and other public cultural facilities. The designers fully integrated the design with the local geo-culture of Jiaxing Pinghu and responded effectively to the increasing demand for public facilities at the operational level.
Pinghu is the hometown of Li Shutong, the Master Hong Yi, and the design first echoes the Li Shutong Memorial Hall in the immediate vicinity. The first is Li Shutong's idea and concept of education of integration. Therefore, the design adopts the form of a big windmill in four directions: east, west, north and south. At the same time, this form has two functions, one is to echo the Li Shutong Memorial Hall in the city center in terms of architectural form, and the second is that the four areas constitute four functional groups, ideology and politics, talent exchange, comprehensive quality, quality development life camp, and the zoning design is convenient for operation and management. The project has classrooms of different specialties, including creative technology, art, language and many other fields. In these vibrant spaces, children can choose the courses they are interested in and develop their interests and specialties.
The project uses a rotating windmill to express the beautiful vision of the "convergence and integration" of the center. The four "blades" are connected by curves, and the "blades" stretch freely in different directions, outlining a carpet of open architecture and a dialogue with the city landscape. The "petiole" is concave and enclosed, creating a rich square space under the premise of satisfying functional use, and the four wings of the "leaf" are connected to this. The center of the four wings is a circular courtyard that can be circled up the ramp, allowing the public to enjoy the space without entering the youth center. The large trees in the courtyard are designed to create a spatial feeling of the sound of wind, rain and reading under the trees.