An English school overlooks Beijing’s skyline

B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio designed a small training school in Beijing that helps students through unconventional learning spaces.

B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio, Elite English Training School, Beijing, 2017

Japanese architectural firm B.L.U.E. designed a school in an office building, turning three separate rooms into an open-space training area, with a wide view on the Chinese capital. The project is located in the Chaoyang District in Beijing, a well-known business district and home to most of the city’s foreign embassies.

Far from the traditional classrooms, the new learning spaces aim to build a sense of community, through the use of central “learning cubes” surrounded by functional areas such as a study area, the kitchen, an office and common spaces. Each cube features openings that let the skyline in, thanks to wide windows set on the perimetral wall. A 2-meters wide door welcomes students to the learning center, marked by a wide range of contrasting materials, such as galvanized steel, cement board, oak and walnut wood, red bricks and grey-brick flooring.

B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio, Elite Training School, Beijing, 2017
B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio, Elite Training School, view of the interior, Beijing, 2017
Elite English Training School
Language school
B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio
Shuhei Aoyama, Yoko Fujii, Jiao Peng
280 sqm

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