In designing a school, we avoid to create a cold, mechanical experience for the students learning here. Instead, we let the school closely ties in with the students and their life experience, that is, the school becomes a space, a part of the students’ life experience. We wish to give what the students really need while they spend six years in this school.
This project is to design a new campus for Tianjin No.4 Middle School, an area of 58,000 square meters. Campus space combines with the north-south axis at the Lishuidao main entrance, dividing the campus into two functional zones A and B. Zone A is for academic buildings, Zone B for living and sports. Zone A and Zone B are tightly connected through the axis. Along the axis from south to north are open spaces - canteen, gymnasium and podium. The podium, cuts through the building on the west side of Zone A in line with the greenery on the roof top. As a transitional space between academic building and gymnasium, the podium is a place for students to talk, think and relax.
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