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Education Building in China – design by Vector Architects: Chinese Educational Architecture
30 Sep 2010
Tianjin Elementary School
Design: Vector Architects
Tianjin Xiqing District County Elementary School
The competition program calls for a design of an elementary school of 48 classes in a county in Tianjin.
The major functions include regular classrooms, special program classrooms, cafeteria, training gymnasium, administration areas and an outdoor exercise field. The goal by architecture office Vector Architects is to establish a unique place within the school that encourages interaction between the students and teachers through their daily learning and teaching life.
The design process starts with an analytical research of the spatial pattern of interactive activities, both in plan and in section. A series of physical study model were built along the process, in order to seek the most reasonable spatial and programmatic layout.
Eventually the best location of the primary interactive space is discovered to be on the 2nd floor, sandwiched by regular classroom floors, and connected to the skylight through the central atrium, where natural ventilation were maximized.
The space is defined by the surrounding special program classrooms, and extends itself to a green roof deck at the south side, which is also the pivot point of the site arrangement. The deck connects to the main school entrance, the outdoor fields, and different parts of the building at different heights by stairs, ramps and bridges.
Such a “Platform”, consisting of indoor space and outdoor deck, not only generates and amplifies energy of interactions, also adds visual characters to the exterior building appearance because of the application of distinctive materials and space modules.
A series of green technologies are proposed in this project, such as geothermal system, storm water management, green roof, permeable landscape passive ventilation maximized landscape, ventilation, natural daylight, recycled material and etc.
Tianjin Xiqing District County Elementary School – Building Information
Vector Architects – Tianjin Xiqing District County Elementary School
Design: 2008.12 –2010.4
Client: County Government
Tianjin Xiqing District County Elementary School images / information from Vector Architects
Location: Tianjin, China
Architecture in China
Chinese Architecture Designs – chronological list
Chinese Architects Offices – Design Practice Listings
building photo: Nelson Kon
Another Chinese building designed by Vector Architects:
Momentary City – CR Land Hefei Dongdajie Sales Pavilion
photo from the architect
Tianjin R&F Guangdong Tower
Design: Goettsch Partners
image from the architect
Tianjin R&F Guangdong Tower
Chinese Buildings – Selection:
Ningbo Xikou Da’ai Academy Town, Xikou Town, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province
Architects: MCM Architecture Planning and Design Office
photograph : Chen Wei
Ningbo Xikou Da’ai Academy Town Buildings
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