Background of the project
CaoXian County, a poverty-stricken county in the past, is successfully out of the circle with the attitude of rapid development. Against the backdrop of rapid expansion and rapid population growth, the old and messy urban landscape and the new beautiful environment in the vision are tearing and colliding every day. The three public primary schools built under this background are also a pull between reality and ideals for us. The cramped land on the edge of the old city, the “torn” urban landscape in the process of large-scale urban renewal, and its limited construction budget are practical constraints that must be confronted in design. Under such conditions, providing children with free running places, diversified place experiences and exploration paths as much as possible is the balance that the design is trying to seek.
▼项目一瞥，preview © 崔旭峰 时差影像
Panshi Central Primary School
▼磐石中心小学校园整体鸟瞰，Panshi Central Primary School aerial view © 崔旭峰 时差影像
The site of the Panshi central primary school is close to the old town, surrounding low-rise slope roofs of the original urban base and newly built high-rise residential complex intertwine. The square and slightly scattered shape organization, the interpretation of sloping roof elements, and the reduction of the architectural scale by the roof “windows”, to a certain extent, “weaving” the great contrast between the new and old city style around the site.
▼项目模型，project model © 象外营造工作室
The total campus area of 273,000 square meters, students are only 15.43 square meters, about 2/3 of the local standards. In the face of extremely limited site conditions, creating a more rich and diverse activity space for children who can run and jump has become an urgent problem in design.
▼从操场看向教学楼，view from the playground © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼立体化活动空间，three-dimensional activity spaces © 象外营造工作室
Activity space and teaching space are two wings that make up a complete campus. In the design, the public activity space that encourages children’s spontaneous and social behaviors in the campus is used as the core space skeleton, and the teaching module for classroom teaching is implanted as an implantation system.
▼庭院深深，courtyard © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼充满活力与艺术感的“橙色”的立面，building facade with a vivid orange palette © 崔旭峰 时差影像
In order to maximize the use of the site, a multi-level “ground” place is constructed in the vertical direction: the “event space system” jointly built by semi-outdoor space formed under the sloped roof, outer corridor, inner corridor, ground floor overhead, upper-person roof, half-underground activity rooms are a little surprise left for every child to explore independently.
▼屋顶下是孩子们喜欢的活动空间，the spaces under the roofs are popular among children © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼室外连廊动人的光影变化，outdoor terrace and gallery © 崔旭峰 时差影像
teaching area with an ordered, reasonable blue palette © 崔旭峰 时差影像
public activity area with a warm, bright yellow palette © 崔旭峰 时差影像
plan 1F – Panshi Central Primary School © 象外营造工作室
plan 2F – Panshi Central Primary School © 象外营造工作室
▼磐石中心小学东立面图，East elevation – Panshi Central Primary School © 象外营造工作室
▼磐石中心小学西立面图，West elevation – Panshi Central Primary School © 象外营造工作室
Fourth elementary school
▼第四小学校园整体鸟瞰，Fourth elementary school aerial view © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼面向城市的小学部教学楼立面，teaching building facade © 崔旭峰 时差影像
The fourth elementary school is adjacent to the water system around the city to the south and across the water from the old city. Compared with the Panshi Central Elementary School, the campus has been weakened by the scale and style of the old city, and the surrounding communities have also shown a general leap in scale in this round of urban renewal. The building volume that integrates major functional modules such as teaching, cultural and sports activities, restaurants, etc., on the one hand, is adapted to the updated urban scale. On the other hand, it also adopts intensive and composite strategies to alleviate the land area that is less than 2/3 of the local standard Constraints.
▼项目模型，project model © 象外营造工作室
▼丰富的空间层次，the spatial layers © 象外营造工作室
A “vertical development” campus is still an important design strategy under relatively confined site conditions.Combined with a large space such as a book reading room and a showroom, a rich roofing activity platform is formed to facilitate children’s activities on the upper floors. The third and fourth floors use the corridor between the school building to expand into a children’s activity platform, which creates a place for children to run freely and talk in the sun. The rooftop garden offers many possibilities for outdoor activities and experiences, enriching the children’s Extracurricular learning venues.
▼屋顶活动空间，activity spaces on the roof level © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼多层次的庭院空间，the multi-layered courtyard © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼建筑立面局部，facade partial view © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼连廊，corridor © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼展厅，gallery © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼室内体育馆，indoor sports field © 崔旭峰 时差影像
Kindergarten is the first campus experience in children’s lives. Through the creation of a variety of places, such as slightly zigzagging corridors, balconies that cast warm beams of light, and roof gardens full of wild pleasures, we hope this place can be a sanctuary for children’s childhood dreams by plugging the wings of their imagination.
▼幼儿园立面，kindergarten building facade © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼幼儿园门厅，kindergarten lobby © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼幼儿园活动单元，kindergarten activity unit © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼第四小学一层平面图，plan 1F – The Fourth Elementary School © 象外营造工作室
▼第四小学二层平面图，plan 2F – The Fourth Elementary School © 象外营造工作室
▼第四小学南立面图，South elevation – The Fourth Elementary School © 象外营造工作室
▼第四小学北立面图，North elevation – The Fourth Elementary School © 象外营造工作室
▼第四小学幼儿园一层平面图，plan 1F – The kindergarten of the Fourth Elementary School © 象外营造工作室
▼第四小学幼儿园二层平面图，plan 2F – The kindergarten of the Fourth Elementary School © 象外营造工作室
Hanjiang Road Primary School
▼汉江路小学校园整体鸟瞰，Hanjiang Road Primary School aerial view © 崔旭峰 时差影像
Hanjiang Road Primary School is located to the north of the main city, and the surrounding residential areas and factories suggest that it used to be a pastoral scene. The two sets of misplaced square courtyards are nested together through the partial jump and twist of the roof, and still apply the contradiction between the ground conditions and the activity space through intensive and compound strategies. At the same time, the enclosed two inner and two outer four outdoor activity venues also provide the possibility for the creation of a differentiated activity experience.
▼项目模型，project model © 象外营造工作室
▼多层的校园空间，the multi-layered campus © 象外营造工作室
In the traditional sense, the roof is a building component that shelters from wind and rain. Use it as an event-oriented place and integrate it into the children’s daily campus activities. It becomes a “deck” for children to walk, exercise, and discuss, allowing campus activities to unfold on the cross-section of the building; when the children personally participate In the whole process of wheat growth, when the tip of the hand brushes the layers of wheat waves, it must also give them a deeper understanding of the way of life of their ancestors and the memories of this land.
▼微风吹过，金色的麦浪此起彼伏，The wheat field waves, with the breeze blowing © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼屋面空间拓展了孩子们的课间活动空间，The roof space expands the space for children’s recess activities © 崔旭峰 时差影像
In a specific historical period, the allocation and distribution of basic education resources in small and medium-sized cities and towns do not match their rapid urbanization process, and there is even a large gap, which is a universal phenomenon. As a designer to participate in this round of ” extra lessons ” action with the goal of “solving classes with more than the rated number “. Faced with multi-dimensional constraints, based on the differentiated characteristics of the site environment, the core is to adopt targeted spatial strategies. Create an educational space that can promote diversified teaching, open activities, and provide children with more opportunities for independent exploration.
▼简洁的建筑立面，building facade © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼光影，light and shadow © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼教学楼门厅，teaching building lobby © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼连廊成为了孩子们的公共活动区域，the corridor functions as children’s activity area © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼立面夜景，facade night view © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼庭院空间，courtyard © 崔旭峰 时差影像
▼汉江路小学一层平面，plan 1F – Hanjiang Road Primary School © 象外营造工作室
▼汉江路小学二层平面，plan 2F – Hanjiang Road Primary School © 象外营造工作室
▼汉江路小学剖立面图，sections and elevations – Hanjiang Road Primary School © 象外营造工作室