Yuxi Eco-Experiment Primary School/Think Logic Design Group
半山半校的自然生态校园空间 © 吴清山
Origin-the old school value in urban renewal
With the transformation of urban construction from incremental to stock, and the evolution of urban management from extensive to refined, topics such as "urban organic renewal", "reconstruction of existing buildings", "combined use of land", and "modification against natural construction" have become hot topics of discussion. The rapid development of the city’s road motorization and high-rise residential buildings have caused conflicts between the old campus and the new city. Yuxi Eco-Experiment Primary School is a design case in this context.
The base is located in the central area of Yuxi. The total area of the campus is 23,500 square meters. The terrain is low in the west and high in the east, and the terrain is extremely special. After first surveying the site, after climbing up the long and steep slope, an old school building amidst weeds was forgotten in the open space in front of the mountain forest. The mottled walls have been exposed to the sun and rain year after year. Continuing on the steep slope behind the teaching building, overlooking the city from a height, the architect has a belief in his heart-to create a campus overlooking the city through design.
孩子们在屋顶俯瞰 © 吴清山
建筑隐藏于城市界面 © 吴清山
Break-build a new narrative experience
Adequate communication at the beginning of design is very important, sort out requirements, analyze problems, and match appropriate strategies to achieve requirements. Resolving the height difference is not only the core problem but also the idea of solving the problem. The move to solve the problem is to adapt measures to local conditions, to integrate the two aspects of resolving the height difference and protecting the ecology, and to change the unfavorable terrain into a campus space featuring natural mountains.