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An Educational Complex —— Shenzhen Keyuan Primary School

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Educational Buildings
Firm LocationShenzhen, China
CompanyShenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design and Research Co.,LTD
Lead ArchitectChao Wu, Siwen Wang
Design TeamBo Hong, Zhijun Tang, Li Wang
ClientChina Resources (Shenzhen) Co. LTD

A vertical study community, integrates different learning functions and adapts to local climate with a high porosity space system. It attempts to break with the monotony and repetitiveness that are characteristic of long-time primary school design in China and to explore new school typologies that manage to adapt the changing educational system. Using cost-efficiency and honesty of material as a starting point, the “water-washed sandstone” facade intentionally reveals the underlying nature of construction and produces a distinct morphological aesthetics under the rapid pace of urbanization.