With the rapid development of the urbanization, the main urban area of Wenzhou is constantly expanding eastwards, so that the functions such as residence, living, work and learning need constant perfection. Nikula, an enterprise that is committed to the educational cause, also goes with the tide of urban development and converts its old factory into a high-quality elementary school.
▼学校外貌，the exterior view
Architecture is frozen music and it is also a pleasant spatial sculpture. According to the characteristics of the original building space, on the premise of meeting the function requirement, create rich public space as much as possible to let in the sunshine and the wind, in order that the kids could find a lot of interesting playgrounds that accompany them in their growth and could enjoy spatial experience at several scales.
The exterior walls adopt perforated aluminum panels and the patterns adopt well-designed leaves and tree shadows.
▼建筑外墙的穿孔铝板象征树和树影，the exterior aluminum panel walls reflects the tree and shadows
It aims to ensure that the kids could feel seasonal changes in their daily life and study. Set four landscape gar-dens according to the functional space of the buildings. Spring garden, summer garden, autumn garden and winter garden.
▼与中庭花园相望的半室外空间，the connection of courtyard and the semi-open space
The rotunda at the main entrance of the campus
This is the lobby that connects the external urban environment with the interiors of the campus, and also the first space that the kids and their parents could see after walking up to the campus. It is not only the big recep-tion hall for teachers to welcome kids before attending school, but also the waiting area for parents after school. The giant backdrop below the dome of the hall will show various enlightening pictures according to the needs of different activities. In the center of the hall, the main staircase that keeps rising steadily will become the best memorable place for kids before entering the school and after graduation.
▼入口圆顶巨型天幕播放各种脑洞大开的画面，the giant backdrop below the dome of the hall will show various enlightening pictures
Public activity platform and corridor
For the building yard is long and narrow, the setting of an arc-shaped platform is a bright spot of the reconstruction design of the building. The platform connects all functional buildings together, e.g. the buildings designed for the purpose of learning, life and entertainment. It is also a weatherproof corridor. Especially in Wen-zhou, a city where the rainy season is long, it is very important. When the school holds a sports event, it can be used as a natural stand for kids to watch games.
▼弧形大平台既是风雨走廊又是天然看台，the arc-shaped platform act as weatherproof corridor as well as a natural stand
The activity space on the ground floor on the north side of the main teaching building
This design can provide kids with as much activity space as possible in rainy seasons. Most of the space on the ground floor on the north side of the main teaching building is equipped with sunken playgrounds, indoor tracks, basketball courts, and multi-purpose space which combine slides with stairs and ladders.
▼半室外活动空间，the semi-exterior playground
The atrium lighting courtyard in the main teaching building
After transformation, the teaching space is larger than those of other conventional schools. The setting of the atrium lighting courtyard can make the sunshine reach the teaching area on the ground floor through the space of four floors. The central suspended stairs can connect all floors.
▼中庭采光天井，the atrium lighting courtyard
▼仰望天井，look up to the light well
The setting of double corridors for the south classrooms
For the south teaching building, the classrooms on the second floor or above are equipped with double corridors, which are also the small gardens for the classrooms.
The public space on each floor of the main teaching building
All floors of the teaching building have several spacious and open public space, which is built into the space of different themes according to the ages of corresponding students. Besides, the space adopts digital multimedia. For example, the first floor is themed by Lego, the second floor is themed by art exhibitions, the third floor… and the fourth floor is themed by technology.
▼每层设置不同主题，each floor has different theme
▼每层都会有几个宽敞开放的公共空间，all floors of the teaching building have several spacious and open public space
The first-grade classrooms on the ground floor
The spacious classroom contains a mezzanine which can provide a place for younger kids to have a nap. At the corners, there are spiral sliding ladders. The south side of the classroom is a large French sash, through which the kids could see the outdoor garden directly.
▼螺旋滑梯和大面落地窗，增加空间趣味性，spiral sliding ladders and large French sash activate the room
Indoor basketball courts
The main teaching building contains standard indoor basketball courts.
▼标准室内篮球场，the basketball court
The multi-function hall is equipped with professional acoustic and video equipment, which can meet the needs of all kinds of activities.
▼多功能厅配备专业化的音频视频设施，the multi-function hall is equipped with professional acoustic and video equipment
▼一层平面图，the first floor plan
▼夹层平面图，the mezzanine plan
▼二层平面图，the second floor plan
▼三层平面图，the third floor plan
▼四层平面图，the forth floor plan
项目团队：陶文市、王庭梁、周蕾蕾、王盈盈、张心谷、包诗枫、 谷铖钰、 林学冉
Project name: Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School
Architect’ Firm: FAX ARCHITECTS
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
— Lead Architects: Fang Chenguang
Project location: Wenzhou,zhejiang
Gross Built Area (square meters): 28089.32㎡
Photo credits: Sui Sicong
Clients:Wenzhou Dalton Elementary School
Type: Building renovation
Project Team: Tao Wenshi、Wang Tingliang、Zhou Leilei、Wang Yingying、Zhang Xingu、Bao Shifeng、Gu Chengyu、Lin Xueran
Executive Architect：ZheJiang Huayue Architectural Design Institute
Landscape Design：ZheJiang Lvjian Design Institute
English & Chinese text: FAX ARCHITECTS