Minax’s Primary School in Fengxi is a breakthrough of tradition

With the aim of suggest new expressions and visions for the school building, the new Primary School by Minax in Fengxi is based on uniqueness, changing and communication.

In Fengxi’s new primary school, by Minax Architects, a multiplicity of school functions was integrated into a continuous linear volume, whose perspectives – horizontally extended – give to the building a clear identity.

The project divides the site into open sports areas and enclosed courtyards. All the masses were placed according to the interrelation of their functions, developing a basic  compositional logic. The space, designed in this ways, carries on a new kind of connection by the way of dimensional transformation.

Image courtesy of Minax Architects.

The roof is the most iconic element of the project and creates a unique image of the facility while hosting more teaching activities. Between the courtyards, a set of circular corridors bring dramatic changes to the spaces. The courtyards are built with an alternation of scale and dimensions, creating a playful and joyful atmosphere.

According to Minax Architects, “teaching and educating autonomously happen in this change and communication. […] All students’ behavior could be better merged with the environment and buildings, boundaries are broken, and imagination is released”.

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