Reconstruction of Mingyue Lake Shajin Primary School / Yueji Architectural Design Office
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Shajin Primary School is positioned by Mingyue Lake in Shajin village, Yubei District, Chongqing（Now the Chongqing Liangjiang Collaborative Innovation Zone）, which was constructed within the late Nineteen Eighties. As a former rural major college, it was deserted within the early twenty first century. Now it’s remodeled right into a museum for the relocation of universities within the Nice Rear of the Resistance Warfare and supporting public service house.
Response: Poetic Resonance with Nature. When it comes to website remedy, the unique playground on the east facet of the location is used to type the connection between the higher and decrease platforms in keeping with native situations. The higher platform connects the principle entrance of the constructing, and the decrease platform has an excellent leisure ambiance and a large view of the waterfront; 5 staggered viewing platforms are launched to the west of the constructing to attach the excessive and low terrains in order that the constructing can adapt to the terrain situations and create a transitional public roaming expertise. When it comes to panorama design, we uphold the idea of ecological restoration and attempt to use authentic and wild vegetation on the premise of preserving the unique landform and huge vegetation of the location.
Outdated and New: The Solidification and Stream of Time. The principle physique of the unique constructing was a three-story brick and concrete construction, the architect adopts the structural technique of “mild intervention”, and the brand new metal construction system is positioned to coordinate the connection between the outdated and new constructions, in order that it didn’t solely laps and integrates with the unique quantity, but in addition bears the load independently. On the entrance of the exhibition corridor on the east facet, the continual folding slope roof is added to type the grey house of the exhibition gallery, creating a way of ceremony to enter the house and softening the unique inflexible indoor and out of doors boundaries of the constructing.
Borrowed Surroundings: Return to Day by day Curiosity. On the entrance of the location on the east facet, there’s a 30 meters lengthy ramp connecting the higher and decrease terraces. On the finish of the ramp, a powerful outdated tree from the unique website is preserved, forming a mutual view with a row of bushes on the shore. Standing on the staircase platform on the second flooring of the inside can immediately see the panorama association on the entrance of the constructing, forming a relationship between seeing and being seen. The inside house of the constructing adopts the strategy of borrowing from afar, looking indoors and feeling “numerous mountains far and close to”. The surroundings modifications step-by-step, and the surroundings is in all places.
Context: Continuation of The Spirit of Place. The deserted Shajin Primary School was a fundamental schooling facility for youngsters within the countryside. After transformation, it was used as an exhibition corridor to publicize the dramatic historical past of the relocation of faculties and universities to the rear in the course of the warfare. From the unique operate of rural schooling to the present historic exhibition schooling, it’s not solely a substitute of operate and revival of house but in addition a heritage of tradition and the continuation of the spirit of house.
Outlook: The Quest for Modernity in Village Primary School. Schooling is the start line for altering the countryside by interrupting the intergenerational transmission of poverty, the intervention of architects is the important thing to rewriting the code of rural genes. The retention of bodily house is the gaze and remembrance of previous years, whereas the reminiscence house is the style of mountains, wind, sunshine, time, and human emotions.