TOTAL FLOOR AREA
4 classrooms, atrium stairway, reading room, storage
Full insulated envelope, trombe wall units
Lau Hing Ching, Wu Chenghui, Xia Heng, Zhang Dongguang
Lau Hing Ching, Xia Heng, Zhang Dongguang
3 factories (CD)
Qinghai Changsheng Construction Engineering Co., Ltd.
After the 7.9 Earthquake in 2010, the Lawuga School, located in a remote minority village in plateau prefecture, received Relief Panel Houses to substitute the crashed brick classrooms buildings. Since then, nothing had been improved. A generous benefactor committed the Architect and his research team to design and supervise the construction of the building.
Besides providing a safe and warm study environment for the students, the research team would like to take the New Lawuga School as an opportunity to extend the previous experiences and develop a new Architectural System, which is capable of adopting the special Plateau Climate.
The New Lawuga School project applied the innovative system to achieve an extraordinary architecture in the Plateau. The simple “Z-Panel” idea allows complex spaces to be formed within the tidy building. The New Lawuga School composes 2 classrooms, 2 terrace classrooms, 1 central atrium, 1 reading space and 1 storage space, providing 210 sqm floor area. Each space is different from each other. This differentiation origins from the space’s scale, spatial geometry and orientation, and is further enhanced by window design, which controls the view and light condition. Yet all different spaces are dependent closely with each other. Loop circulation is formed providing a rich and endless spatial experience to the users.