Qianjiang New City Future School Hangzhou

Qianjiang New City Future School Hangzhou, China education building design, Modern Chinese architecture

Qianjiang New City Future School Hangzhou, China

20 July 2023

Architects: 10 Design

Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, East China

10 Design reveals “grassland village” future school design at the heart of Hangzhou, China.

Qianjiang New City Future School Hangzhou, China

Visualisations by Frontop

Qianjiang New City Future School Hangzhou Building, China

International architecture practice 10 Design (part of Egis Group) has won the competition to design a major 74,000 sqm school project within Qianjiang New City of Hangzhou, China.

Qianjiang New City Future School Hangzhou, China

10 Design envisages an innovative educational hub for 2,000 elementary school students which doubles as an accessible and child-friendly public space for the community. Led by Design Principal Peby Pratama, the “grassland village” concept of the future school breaks away from the traditional primary school layout within a singular institutional building.

Qianjiang New City Future School Hangzhou, China

The new campus maximises the waterfront site by introducing an undulating green deck at the heart of the design which bridges the urban green corridor in the west to the high-rise residential community in the east. Acting as a floating oasis within the dense urban context of Hangzhou, the ergonomic deck ties the functional clusters together, while providing ample green outdoor space to facilitate the interaction between landscape, teachers and students.

Qianjiang New City Future School Hangzhou, China

The school masterplan includes 48 teaching units, alongside specialised education facilities for science, art, PE, IT and performance art. The three teaching blocks divided by grade level are placed in the southeast and away from the motorway, encouraging communication and collective learning for students of similar age.

Qianjiang New City Future School Hangzhou, China

Below the green deck are shared facilities including the library, canteen, activity rooms situated along an east-west main street, which runs through the campus serving as a central public space. Skylight atriums draw sunlight into the specialised classrooms while creating a series of intimate courtyards and breakout spaces. The masterplan also includes an 800-seat performance theatre in the northwest corner which will be shared with the local community.

China education building by 10 Design

An earthy colour palette and natural textures were chosen for the façade to articulate the idea of a safe, healthy campus in nature. Moreover, the development as a whole maximises daylight, natural ventilation and green area which is reflected in the classroom design and orientation. The student drop-off point is strategically placed within the basement together with the queue-measuring smart system, preventing a build-up of overground traffic.

China education building by 10 Design

“Our vision is to create a learning environment that facilitates environmental education and social interaction for our future generations. The design, emphasising openness, vitality and sustainability, is an organic response as well as a celebration of nature in the new city of Hangzhou,” shared Peby.

China education building by 10 Design

Qianjiang school is established as a future facing urban centre through its high-standard, low-density education space. Moreover, it will serve as a key international anchor for Hangzhou, complementing its reputation for “paradise on earth” scenery as well as high-tech enterprise cluster driving economic growth.

China education building by 10 Design

Qianjiang New City Future School in Hangzhou, China – Building Information

Name: Qianjiang New City Future School
Location: Hangzhou, China
Client: Hangzhou Chengdong New Town Development Co. Ltd.
Scope by 10 Design: Masterplanning, Architecture

Type: Education, Civic & Culture
Site Area: 41,000sqm
GFA: 74,000sqm
Status: On-going

10 Design Team

Design Principal | Peby Pratama
Project Leader | Joey Qu, Shuo Zhang

Architecture | Yan Liu, Luke Santoso, Grace Zhang, Bethany Huang, Ryan Zhao, Gillian Du, Jiaxing Lu, Siyi Li

Visualisation by Frontop

10 Design

Qianjiang New City Future School Hangzhou, China images / information received 200723 from 10 Design Architects

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