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OPEN Architecture


HEX-SYS / OPEN Architecture

  • Architects: OPEN Architecture
  • Location: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Architect in Charge: Li Hu, Huang Wenjing
  • Design Team: Zhao Yao, Andrea Antonucci, Laurence Chan, Hu Boji, Thomas Batzenschlager, Zhang Chang
  • Area: 680.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Zhang Chao

© Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao © Zhang Chao

Garden School / OPEN Architecture

Courtesy of OPEN Architecture
Courtesy of OPEN Architecture

OPEN Architecture recently created a new kind of school system that provides a balanced and joyful learning environment integrated with farms and gardens. Drawing inspiration from the ancient Chinese philosophy which had always centered on the harmony between people and nature, the architects feel it is urgent to bring the ancient philosophy back to the core of our education, and put it in the context of new challenges ahead. If there is one thing that we have to put above all other issues for the 21st century, it is probably the vulnerability of nature, especially in the decades to come, and amidst all the looming environmental crisis. More images and architects’ description after the break.