[Crossboundaries, Beijing / BIAD International Studio  - Chaoyang Future School - COVER IMG] Educational Building and Art Center/photo YANG Chaoying

Chaoyang Future School

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Educational Buildings
Firm LocationBeijing, China
CompanyCrossboundaries, Beijing / BIAD International Studio
Lead ArchitectBinke Lenhardt, Hao Dong
Design TeamGAO Yang, Alan Chou, Natalie Bennett, Andra Ciocoiu, Irene Solà, HAO Hong Yi, Cynthia Cui, Tracey Loontjens, Aniruddha Mukherjee, Libny Pacheco, Sidonie Kade, TAN Kebin, FANG Ruo, Chloris Yu, Silvia Campi, WANG Xudong
ClientAffiliated High School of Peking University

Chaoyang Future School integrates architectural re-use with pedagogical innovation. A single holistic solution, color, married all the needs of this refurbishment, reviving the natural qualities of the flora found on campus in its previous state. Intervening with the existing structures of the campus color signals the core values of the school - flexibility, interconnectedness and identity. More than decoration, the palette is a multilayered approach to communicate and address the many levels of interaction of each intervention, rethinking the nature of Chinese education.