Baidu Hope School

In accordance with the principles of respect for nature, low cost, and high safety, the new school is designed as an intervening body that maintains a dialogue with nature. A series of horizontal element expansion forms extend out of the site like a part of a mountain. Naturally flowing terrain and vertical use spaces weave each other. At the same time, the horizontal stacking is used to peel off the building mass on different scales to blurs the boundary between it and the natural environment.

The Banmo teaching site has complex terrain and limited construction land, which is particularly conducive to being a school. Therefore, we strategically moved the school to the west, expanded the layout of the classroom area, and designed the second floor, creating a wind and rain corridor, connecting classrooms, canteens, and toilets to cope with the local rainy characteristics effectively. The lower part of the corridor becomes an activity space for children to play and play on rainy days, and the upper part becomes a small theater above. , To ensure the safety of teacher and student activities. There was no tap water for the original teaching site, and teachers and students had difficulty using water. We use the existing trails of the mountain and design a reservoir and wetland filtration system that collects natural rainwater and mountain springs according to the mountain to ensure the leakage of children and the safety of water in the canteen.


Jiangnan Township, Guangxi, China


120 m²




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