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  6. 2012
  7. Mulan Primary School / Rural Urban Framework

Mulan Primary School / Rural Urban Framework

  • 01:00 - 28 May, 2013
Mulan Primary School / Rural Urban Framework
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Courtesy of Rural Urban Framework
  • Architects

  • Location

    Huaiji County, Guangdong, China
  • Architects in Charge

    John Lin, Joshua Bolchover
  • Project Team

    Yau Ching Kit, Kwan Kwok Ying, Huang Zhiyun, Jessica Lumley, Ho King Hei
  • Project Manager

    Maggie K Y Ma
  • Area

    503.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012

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Mulan Primary School / Rural Urban Framework, Courtesy of Rural Urban Framework
Courtesy of Rural Urban Framework

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.

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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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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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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