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St. Paul's Co-educational College Primary School, Hong Kong

Thursday 26 Feb 2009

Perfect match with education theory

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A school to stimulate every corner of the brain 

Located at the southern hillside of Hong Kong, this primary school comprises a curved teaching block and a cultural block connected by footbridges, sky terrace, plaza and sculptural courtyard. The two buildings adopted central looking, open corridor design to facilitate visual and spatial connection, and introduce natural ventilation and sunlight.

The school building is designed to enable education theory, and to provide stimulating environment to enhance multiple facets of a child's intelligence. Sport facilities such as ball courts, swimming pool and a playground enhance bodily / kinesthetic intelligence, while proportioned space, elevation and materials enhance musical / rhythmic intelligence. Visual / spatial intelligence is enhanced by planned spatial hierarchy, proportion, connection and variety, naturalistic intelligence is improved by the addition of a roof lawn, fruit garden, sunken courtyard, planters and trees. Finally, interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence are increased by gathering spaces such as spacious corridors, lift lobbies and common spaces throughout the building, promoting interaction between children.

The Library adopted a zero carbon environmental concept. The introduction of a BIPV system at skylight and canopy not only bring in daylight, but also enable the conversion of solar energy to electrical energy. Concept calculation shows that the average electricity generated would be larger than the average consumed electrical energy (MVAC not accounted for). This serves as a live example for environmental education for the school's pupils.

The auditorium adopts a 3-dimensional spatial concept incorporates sophisticated acoustic design and provides a grand functional space for multi-purpose use such as assembly, drama, speech and musical performance.

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