构筑空间 · 2023-08-25 12:32:37
Vocational education in the field of architecture, as a container for various activities such as teaching, learning, and studying, is undergoing a rexamination of its identity. Departing from typology, we aim to transform it from a mere stack of endless floor slabs and corridors into a provider of a diverse range of rich and flexible spatial scenarios. This transformation allows it to meet the diverse teaching requirements of the present while possessing a high degree of adaptability to address the rapidly changing educational demands of the future.
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A incubator that holds a series of behaviors such as "teaching, learning, and practicing" © ASSA超集组
Xi'an, known historically as Chang'an or Baling, boasts a history of over three thousand years and served as the starting point of the ancient Silk Road. In our proposal, We aspire to incorporate the distinctive characteristics of Xi'an's urban form and draw inspiration from the texture of its urban character in our proposal. Our goal is to create a contemporary urban architecture that is future-oriented while also reflecting the unique richness of Xi'an.
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A HUMANISTIC SCHOOL THAT CATERS TO BOTH TEACHERS,STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY
We envision a humanistic school that serves as a vibrant hub for students and the wider community. By embracing a human-centered approach, we aim to create a nurturing space that promotes creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. Our design incorporates flexible and multipurpose spaces that can accommodate various educational activities, cultural events, and community gatherings. The school will serve as a platform for interaction, knowledge exchange, and social integration, bridging the gap between the academic realm and the surrounding society. Through innovative architectural elements and thoughtful integration of natural elements, we try to create an inviting and inspiring environment. The school's design will encourage exploration, discovery, and a deep appreciation for the arts and humanities. It will celebrate the local culture and heritage of Xi'an while embracing global perspectives and contemporary educational trends.By combining educational excellence, community engagement, and a humanistic approach, our vision is to establish a school that empowers individuals, fosters lifelong learning, and contributes to the holistic development of students and the community as a whole.
A Vocational High Schools Designed for the Future
Adapting to Diverse Behavioral Scenarios in the Future © ASSA超集组
Traditional teaching spaces are closed and singular. As teaching models continue to evolve, Traditional teaching spaces are often enclosed and singular. As teaching methods continue to evolve, there is a need for these spaces to "evolve" and transform into learning environments and practice platforms that can accommodate various learning styles. It advocates for an open and inclusive learning environment. This school is not just a place of residence for teachers and students，it's also the heart of the entire community, serving as a public space for residents. A variety of activities, such as art exhibitions, lectures, and community events, will be held here, making this school a true community gathering place and cultural center.
A Container Catering to the Usage Needs of the Future © ASSA超集组
A Space that are Non-user-centric and non-functionalism-oriented © ASSA超集组
FLEXIBLE SCHOOLS FOR THE CITY OF THE FUTURE
Beyond the mere stacking of classrooms and corridors, what else can we do? Let's imagine: If we consider a non-user-oriented approach and let go of the constraints of functionalism what kind of presentation would a future-oriented vocational school have? How can we leverage the unique value of practical training clusters which are not commonly found in traditional higher education institutions?
Flexible "partnerships" © ASSA超集组
We hope to introduce the concept of "resilience" from multiple dimensions such as time, space, and society. One potential approach is to consider the practical training clusters as core "integrators" that connect various groups like teaching, administration, and living. Thanks to a diverse combination of architectural types and vibrant exterior building profiles, we can see a range of "partnerships" that can evolve from the "prototype" teaching space combination model. Each architectural group or cluster can be combined in various ways to adapt to a multitude of application scenarios. Regardless of how the teaching model changes in the future, or even if the users of the internal architecture change, the design can flexibly adapt and remain relevant, thereby enjoying a longer lifespan.
Practical Training Clusters as Strong Connectors of Space and Events © ASSA超集组
The Practical Training Building Serves as an "Integrator" © ASSA超集组
Drawing on the Historical Wisdom of the Ancient Walls of Chang'an © ASSA超集组
The "partnership" formed between the building groups is an adaptable space that can adapt to the various needs and activities of the students. There are practical training classrooms for different professional use, as well as activity teaching and multi-purpose Spaces that can be adjusted according to needs. Ordinary classrooms can accommodate "formal" teaching activities, while in other Spaces, we expand the scale of corridors and introduce a series of platforms and atriums to provide informal and flexible space for learning, discussion, exhibition, interpretation, rest and other scenarios.
Varieties of Spaces for Activities © ASSA超集组
Outdoor Group Discussion Areas © ASSA超集组
MULTIDIMENSIONAL SCHOOLS FOR CONTEMPORARY CITIES
The proposal incorporates the use of multiple ground surfaces. The first and second floor platforms act as dual ground levels, expanding the realm of open public spaces facing the city and ensuring good visibility and accessibility. The function of enclosed "walls" is minimized, and a time-sharing system is implemented for educational infrastructure resources to maximize economic benefits and value recovery. Furthermore, through the design of varied ground levels and spaces at different heights, a three-dimensional and dynamic learning environment is created. "Flexible spaces" on different floors establish strong connectivity through staircases, corridors, and platforms, extending publicness throughout the entire building. This design overcomes the constraints of floor slabs to form continuous public flexible spaces, providing a variety of spatial containers for " multi-dimensional scenarios".
"Multiple Ground System " © ASSA超集组
Floor Plans Exploded Diagram © ASSA超集组
Combination of teaching space and training space
continuous public flexible spaces © ASSA超集组
Mukti-Dimensional Campus © ASSA超集组
We are attempting to introduce a series of open courtyards into the three-dimensional space, filling the interior of the building with wide open views and natural light. We aim to shift the focus towards the fundamental aspect of adapting the building to the diverse era of individual and collective education in the future.
Sustainable Ecological Campus © ASSA超集组
Here, we have our aspirations and explorations for future education, where ample public spaces are provided, including squares, atriums, and peripheral courtyards, offering abundant possibilities for student-to-student, student-to-teacher, and teacher-to-teacher communication and collaboration. In this environment, students can engage in comprehensive learning experiences, and their innovative and collaborative spirits are nurtured.
Highly Various Spaces for Circulation © ASSA超集组
Block-Street Academic Campus © ASSA超集组
Master Plan © ASSA超集组
1st/2nd Floor Plan © ASSA超集组
3rd Floor / 4th Floor Plan © ASSA超集组
5th Floor / 6th Floor Plan © ASSA超集组
Other Floor Plans © ASSA超集组
East Elevation © ASSA超集组
West Elevation © ASSA超集组
South Elevation © ASSA超集组
North Elevation © ASSA超集组