There are two primary contradictories under the current Chinese quality education background, which contradict between the quality education and current education system, and between the demand for a higher space quality and the insufficient site area. In view of these two primary contradictories, the project creatively proposes a solution, which is the “courtyard” space mode.
The design method of the “courtyard mode” refers to the maximum internal public space by arranging the functional entity of buildings along the boundary of the site. This mode is able to satisfy the functional requirements of school buildings and concurrently maximize the public space. The “courtyard” mode has three main advantages: first, the maximum public space and the highest efficiency; second, the integrated and unique city image; third, the strong sense of space belongings and security from their own place.
In this mode, the campus becomes “the learning courtyard”. The boundary of the “courtyard” is between classrooms and administrative offices, while the central space has plenty of public functions (lecture hall, library, canteen, gymnasium, and etc.).To some degree, this arrangement forms a campus mode with the core of public space. In addition, the public functions and the classrooms are conveniently connected with a platform on the first and second floors.
The lanai of the architecture adopts the cantilever structure and thus exhibits a freedom of facade design. This origami game performs a vivid three-dimensional effect with a lively and elegant city image.
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