In the evolution of the times and the optimization of urban space, the traditional campus pattern has gradually revealed its drawbacks. This has prompted us to think hard about the possibility of a multi-space of “non-planarization”, creating a diverse,multi-level, multi-dimensional communication platform for the teachers and students in it. Ningbo Vanke Panhuo Experimental Middle School is located in Yinzhou District, Ningbo City. It is a 36-class middle school. And there is a good river landscape on the east side. At the same time, there are also drawbacks that cannot be ignored – the surrounding elevated noise pollution.How to reduce adverse effects, maximize the value of the landscape, rationally arrange the main functional areas, and reflect the local cultural traditions of Ningbo. It’s the focus of this design.
The sports ground is located on the east side of the base to ensure a complete view of the river. At the same time, through the teaching building half-enclosed site, the sports stand is designed along the side of the teaching building. The semi-basement space is set in combination with the grandstand, and the lecture hall is set under the stands. The high and low stands also provide a space for students to exchange after school, open their horizons and enjoy the campus and river landscape. The limitation of the status quo of the base and the update of the social education environment on the function and space requirements of the new school make us realize that “natural space” is the entry point of this design. So how to create a rich natural space, and combine this space with education, exploration, and practice, both inspiring and entertaining, to create a truly open garden campus?
▼沿田径场看向教学楼东侧，view from the playground to the building
The facade of the building is dominated by “grey, white and wood-like color”. The concrete pouring of the staggered facade elements is simple and rhythmic, creating a continuous facade effect. The common corridor uses a wood-like metal grille to abstract and simplify the traditional flower window, which preserves the charm of the traditional wood structure and has a modern atmosphere. The biggest difference between Panhuo Experimental Middle School and traditional middle school is that it is not an isolated building, but an open garden campus where teachers and students communicate in nature. A series of open spaces not only unleashed the pressure of learning, but also stimulated the extensiveness of communication, and it was fun and entertaining.
▼从架空空间看向校门，view from the entrance to the gate
▼外立面细部，details of the facade
The teaching building was reduced to zero. Through the two north-south corridors, the functional spaces and corridors naturally formed a plurality of courtyard spaces, and the courtyard spaces and the central courtyard spaces penetrate each other. The first floor is partially overhead, creating micro-topography of various shapes, and considering the outdoor stairs together to form a multi-possible activity platform; the building roof is a green-type interface, providing a comfortable place for practical teaching. A library and a learning corner are set up around the central courtyard, and the central courtyard is used as the main body to infiltrate the landscape, creating an open gray space series teaching building volume, thus forming a permeable landscape pattern from the outside.
▼从公共平台看向教学楼，view from the terrace
▼从连廊看向室外景观，view from the corridor to the courtyard
▼内庭院夜景，night view of the courtyard
▼室外交流平台，terrace night view
▼校园夜景，night view of the campus
Project name：Ningbo Vanke Panhuo Experimental Middle School
Design：Shanghai Urban Architectural Design Co.,Ltd
Leader designer & Team：Wang Jin, Chen Gang, He Lu, Jia Hailong, Gao Cuiping, Chen Qianying, Chen Ying
Project location：Yinzhou District, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province
Gross Built Area：38880.6M2
Photo credits：Octopus photography
Partners：Ningbo Planning and Design Institute
Brands：Doors and Windows: Xingfa Aluminum, Exterior paint: Dulux, Waterproof material: Oriental Yuhong