At BOOBOOStar Center, we provide the best environment for children to cultivate their love for the arts. An environment that is safe for children to explore their creativity without fear of criticism and judgment.
This project comprises formative education, parent-child activities, the sale of maternity products while also providing light refreshments. There is a diversity of functions and activities at BOOBOOStar Center. From the management perspective, each business unit has its own management prerogative. They can make centralized decisions with regards to product chain management and make targeted decisions about complex procedures.
Retail area. A black concave, radial ceiling integrates the lamps, fire sprinklers and air conditioning vents. The counters and shelves are designed by us and are consistent in their arch and circular shapes.
When combined, the elements of the starry night wallpaper, potted plants and structures resembling cabins in the woods simulate the experience of dining in the forest.
We have designed a “time and space tunnel” situated between the retail area and the children’s activity hall so that customers who walk through the tunnel can switch between scenes and experience the feeling of landing on a planet. The tunnel connects the cloakroom and children’s dressing room to bring the functionality of “change” as well as to complete the scene switching process.
The radial ceiling seamlessly integrates the retail area, the restaurant and the children’s activity hall together. The black radial ceiling in the retail area communicates the concentricity of the space; on the other hand, the gradually changing pink-purple hues of the “Tree of Life” situated between the restaurant and children’s activity area leaves the most lasting impression upon the customer.
The shape of the “cabin” overlooks the pool of ocean balls, making it easy for parents to observe their children while enjoying their meals.
It is our central goal to design a unique and distinguishable space to enhance customer experience. At the same time, we came up with a novel cartoon character named Lulu, with a remarkable character in order to better establish and forge an emotional bond with the children.
▲黄盒子教室 The yellow-box classroom
▲白盒子教室 The white-box classroom
A “tranquil” edutainment space
How can children be quiet when they are always jumping and fighting?
“Quietness” is not a physical state, but rather, an emotional state whereby the individual feels at peace.
Our classes, activities and toys are centered around the concept of “introspective development through the process of playing”. Therefore, the noise levels generated here are not because of their stimulative responses to sound and light, but because of their interactions with one another. Although this is a space for children in a commercial setting, it is related to education and is not just about entertaining children. We think that “tranquility” is the key idea here and this should be carried into the methods of education.
▲功能与行为 Function and behavior
▲平面图 Floor plan
▲剖面图1-1 Section 1-1
▲剖面图2-2 Section 2-2
特别感谢：杨捷 先生英文翻译 / Zoe Soo 女士英文校对