Tianjin Xiqing District County Elementary School, China, Building

Tianjin Xiqing District County Elementary School, Chinese Building, Project, Photo, Design

Tianjin Xiqing District County Elementary School

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

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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. Our goal is to establish a unique place within the school that encourages interaction between the students and teachers through their daily learning and teaching life.

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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.

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Tianjin Xiqing District County Elementary School – Building Information

Vector Architects – Tianjin Xiqing District County Elementary School
Design: 2008.12 –2010.4
Construction: 2009-10
Client: County Goverment
Collaborator: CCDI
Scale: 18000sqm

Tianjin Xiqing District County Elementary School images / information from Vector Architects


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Tianjin Xiqing District County Elementary School Building

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