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.
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”.