Story of a Small Town

Project Name: Hangzhou NO. 2 School of Future Sci-Tech City
Location: Hangzhou, China
Dates: 2015-2016(Design);2017-2018(Construction)

The project of Yuhang NO.2 School consists of a kindergarten, a primary school and a secondary school. The design is inspired by a random impromptu child drawing that depicts his ideal school which is like a small town full of small scale spaces and “happy” streets.Based on this inspiration, the design divided the 8000-sqm campus into 15 much smaller scale gabled

volume. The scale of each volume gradually increases according to the growth of children’s age and the variation in their behaviors.. A comfortable campus environment is formed by small inner courtyards within and among these volumes. Exposed stairs and corridors shaped dynamically are not only designed for circulation, but also for plenty of activity spaces. Under the gabled roofs are various common areas particularly designed for different types of gatherings, communications and social activities. As a mini society, the school enables students to build their own social consciousness with daily experience.

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