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The Eagle Artist studio is a community for artist training located in Hangzhou. The 70,000sqm campus is designed to accommodate over 3000 students as an intensive 8 month tuition preparing for college entrance exam to tier one arts institutions in China. We look to the building as a ‘dream factory’ a spatial model for an arts community helping to fulfill the ambition of its temporary users.
▼鸟瞰图，aerial view ©田方方
▼建筑外观，exterior view ©田方方
场所 | Place
▼设计概念，design concept ©waa未觉建筑
▼体块生成示意，massing diagram ©waa未觉建筑
▼中庭立面，atrium elevation ©田方方
This factory required us to focus on many of the places and spaces in-between art centered activities focusing on emotions relating to study, compete, dwell and to dream. We hope to facilitate the best opportunities for social exchange for these students.
Bringing together the social values of a campus masterplan, the idea was to optimize social experience and program exchange at any point of the campus. Where activities such as class studying, studio painting, lectures, dining, sports and resting, are interlocked and dispersed into the public realm. This way visual links and architectural gestures can act subliminally to prompt interaction / communication / and an identity through shared purpose. The building should be seen as a three dimensional grid where effort has been made to fundamentally confuse interior and exterior boundaries. Being neither inside nor outside, a permanent state of transition is cultivated.
▼立面细节，facade detailed view ©田方方
▼坡道，the ramps ©田方方
▼公共平台，public terrace ©田方方
▼宿舍楼与教室，dormitory and classroom ©田方方
空间 | Space
▼概念设计示意，concept design submission ©waa未觉建筑
▼各楼层功能示意，programme gif. ©waa未觉建筑
Instead of the low density sprawl of the traditional campus, the buildings are arranged to celebrate one continuous volume of spaces vertically. All 3000 Students are accommodated for arts related study centrally on a single level accessed by long ramps through a central circulation hub. This enables visibility between drawing classes for teaching convenience and promotes the competitive atmosphere which will define their hopes for acceptance in highly desired institutions A 6m volume allows for optimum study conditions enhanced by diffused natural daylight, integrated through a serrated louver system which can be seen expressed on the facade. It must also be added that the space mirrors the environment which students will sit their exams often in large spaces naturally lit and partially external in in large numbers. Each drawing group is indicated with floor markings consisting of 30 pupils within each boundary. Level 1 main visitor entrance includes a 500 sqm gallery space and reception for potential students.
Huangzhou being a very temperate much use is made of outdoor space for both teaching and leisure. Students Classrooms occupy Level 1 and 2, with abundant shaded Breakout/social spaces to shelter against the local weather having sustained periods of precipitation. The basement contains canteen and sports facilities which benefit with natural light supplied through two large courtyard atriums. The campus dormitory loops around the perimeter of the site and forms a shaded internal street, split by a large Campus square. The Studio on Level 3 block lowers and nods to reveal the main entrance. This forms a stepped plaza into the landscape to accommodate an auditorium, for impromptu events or external drawing classes. The roof extends to create a shaded armature supported by triangulated steel supports.
▼入口大厅，main lobby ©田方方
▼三层画室，painting studio ©田方方
▼中庭串联起贯穿空间的各处坡道，the atrium connected the ramps that go through the different levels ©田方方
▼中庭公共空间，public space in the atrium ©田方方
▼公共区域细节，public space details ©田方方
路径与社交 | Circulation and Social
▼环境策略剖面示意图，environmental strategy – section ©waa未觉建筑
Huangzhou Arts campus goes the extra mile to present a series of low tech of sustainable building ideas. Natural light for painting was a primary concept consideration and a priority was to harness North light which is the gold standard for painting. This was achieved through 62 skylight strips deployed over the whole painting studio Roof. North light or reflected soft light is captured and produces a cool temperature. It allows greater control over shadows while painting. Lighting levels were further increased by using a double skinned Polycarbonate curtain wall. Polycarbonate is ideal material as opposed to plain glass due to its refractive properties and the effect it has on softening shadows. This helped supplemented the lighting levels to a higher level during the day especially on cloudy overcast days and reduced dependency on electricity use.
▼旋转楼梯俯瞰，overlook to the spiral staircase ©田方方
With a humid climate and an abundance of precipitation, it was also important to provide shaded areas for social interaction. Studio level 3 provides a large canopy to shelter outdoor space from the elements, and each classroom utilizes the covered outdoor space by building seating into the façade. Due to the high humidity in the summer months natural airflow was promoted. All classrooms have large dual facing operable windows surface areas and the large central void to drag air up through the roof. It is hoped mechanical Ventilation can be kept to a minimum in the summer months as all skylights have automated windows. Incorporating an efficient circulation method for 3000 students to access the drawing studio without mechanical solutions was facilitated by 2 large ramps. The crossed ramps operate from level 2 at opposite extremes of the site. Only a single lift operates for the primarily use of transporting parents and prospective students more efficiently in the building tour. Extensive planting in streets are allocated with a maximum permitted green coverage. Trees are located for shading and a green roof is incorporated on half the dormitory buildings. As mentioned extensively social sustainability was of primary concern and all we feel the many techniques used will create a more harmonious environment for many children under challenging working conditions.
▼户外坡道，outdoor ramps ©田方方
▼旋转楼梯，spiral staircase ©田方方
▼从旋转楼梯望向室内，view to the internal space from the spiral staircase ©田方方
结语 | Epilogue
For this large school, if the focus is to create a collective place that would mean the individual feel connect and link to each other. Through the loose boundaries between classroom/ studios and recreational spaces it can enable a co-ownership, perhaps a sense of home, between the school and its inhabitants. We treat architecture at smaller human scales both teachers and Students have an essence of control, perhaps defined more as temporary occupation opportunities. We feel this focus will alleviate pressure associated with competitive training and enhance mental wellbeing of students and staff. As Herman Herzberg commented “Place implies a special value added to a space, it has a particular meaning for a number of people who feel attached to one another or derive from it a feeling of a solidarity.”
▼建筑远景，a distant view to the project ©田方方
▼总平面图，site plan ©waa未觉建筑
▼地下一层平面图，underground floor plan ©waa未觉建筑
▼一层平面图，floor plan level 1 ©waa未觉建筑
Architect：waa (we architech anonymous)
Interior：waa (we architech anonymous)
Landscape：waa (we architech anonymous)
Main Contractor：HAIDA Construction Ltd
Architect of Record：waa +Beijing ZhongTianJianZhong Engineering Design Co. Ltd
Principal Architects：Di Zhang, Jack Young
Team：Minghui Huo, Hualin Yang, Mengbo Cao, Fangdi Zhu, Jian Liang, Haiyang Zhang, Yue He, Weiya Li, Mo Liu, Yipeng Liu, Joseph Zhang
Photographer: Tian Fangfang
Site Area: 33602m²
Gross Floor Area: 72187m²
Location: ChangKou, Fu Yang District, Hang Zhou
Architectural Schedule: Sep 2017- Dec 2018
Interior schedule: May 2018- Jun.2019
Landscape schedule：Feb 2019 – Aug 2019
建设时间: 2018.12 – 2020.06
Construction Schedule: Dec 2018– Jun 2020