Mulan Primary School / Rural Urban Framework

Mulan Primary School / Rural Urban Framework
Courtesy of Rural Urban Framework
Courtesy of Rural Urban Framework
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  503 Area:  503
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012 Year:  2012
  • Photographs Photographs:  Rural Urban Framework

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Text description provided by the architects. The project brief involved the expansion of an existing primary school by adding an additional building of 6 classrooms. The strategy of the design was to not only extend the school but to also extend the courtyard and organize the site through a series of linked open spaces. The new building defines the edge of the site as a U-section with one side of the courtyard left open.

Courtesy of Rural Urban Framework
Courtesy of Rural Urban Framework

The roof plane is a continuous ribbon that rises from the ground as a series of steps forming a new public space and outdoor classroom that then becomes the roof, before dropping down again to form a ground plane that defines the edge of the courtyard. The steps are punctuated with small micro-courtyards which continue into the library which has its own internal courtyard.

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First Floor Plan

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Address:Huaiji County, Guangdong, China

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Cite: "Mulan Primary School / Rural Urban Framework" 28 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/376589/mulan-primary-school-rural-urban-framework> ISSN 0719-8884
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