The "Smart Micro School" public welfare project initiated by the China Youth Development Foundation and Baidu was launched in Beijing three years ago. The project is suppoesd to focued on solving the problem of water and electricity for schools in remote mountainous areas in addition to building intelligent and low-cost school buildings.
Baidu Banme Hope Primary School,designed by PMA,original site loacted at Jiuhuai village Banme teaching point.Guided by the principles of respect for nature, low cost and high safety, the new school is designed as an intervention that maintains a dialogue with nature, with a series of horizontal elements extending out of the site as part of a mountain. The natural flow of the terrain and the vertical use of the space are woven into each other. At the same time, the building volume is stripped off at different scales by means of horizontal stacking, so that the school flows into the landscape and blurs its boundary with the natural environment.
The projects located in a precipitous mountainous area with limited construction land, the project is quite cramped for school area. So we expanded the original classroom floor area while designing the second floor to ensure students’ learning and activities and also allows teachers to separate their teaching and living spaces.