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Performance of Kindergarten

Yeshu Tan Pratt Institute

Project idea

The main concept of this project is the “performance” of kindergarten which provides a dynamic and powerful architecture condition where kids can walk from inside the classroom to the outside directed by stairs. My proposal for the kindergarten uses the topographical quality of the sloping site to create an engaging aesthetic experience for kids.

Project description

This project is to design a 10,500 sf kindergarten on the sloping site which is located at 53 St. Mark’s Place, Staten Island. The site is a steeply sloped 75’x157’ parcel with a change in grade of over 30’ along the long axis. Approximately 1 mile from the Staten Island ferry terminal, the site has clear views of New York Harbor and Manhattan.

Technical information

Precedent Analysis: The Forbidden City
Master Plan: 1
Plan: 1
Section: 4
Elevation: 4
Rendering: 3
Physical Model: 1


This project is instructed by Chi-Fan Wong at Pratt Institute