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  5. schneider+schumacher
  6. 2017
  7. Tianjin Teda School / schneider+schumacher

Tianjin Teda School / schneider+schumacher

  • 19:00 - 21 March, 2018
Tianjin Teda School / schneider+schumacher
Exterior glass wall. Image © arch-exist
Exterior glass wall. Image © arch-exist

Viewing school building from the playground. Image © arch-exist Horizontal component detail. Image © arch-exist Building main entrance. Image © arch-exist Vertical component detail. Image © arch-exist + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tianjin, China
  • Lead Architects

    Michael Schumacher
  • Project Architects

    Nan Wang, Joachim Wendt
  • Design Team

    Edwin Heimberg, Peichen Pan, Elisabet Aguilar Palau, Xiuyuan Zhang, Luni Lu
  • Area

    62500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

  • Collaborators

    Tianjin Architecture Design Institute
  • Clients

    TEDA Administrative Commission Infrastructure Center
  • More Specs Less Specs
Viewing school building from the playground. Image © arch-exist
Viewing school building from the playground. Image © arch-exist

Text description provided by the architects. This is a reconstruction project for TEDA No.1 Secondary School.  The school’s layout was messy and each function space was isolated. Children had to walk a long way to reach the canteen, gymnasium and library, etc. We try to use a unified design approach to integrate all those functional spaces.

Building main entrance. Image © arch-exist
Building main entrance. Image © arch-exist
Design method
Design method
 Gymnasium interior. Image © arch-exist
Gymnasium interior. Image © arch-exist

Anti-traditional campus’s public space - "braids"
By using an efficient public corridor, we create shortcuts that linking various functional spaces of the building.  Corridor is like the building's “spine”, becoming the centered traffic space in the building.

Corridor section
Corridor section

Through studying the 3 dimensional space, we’d like layers of dislocated open spaces rather than traditional 3m-wide corridors, and making the corridors in 5 different levels intervolve like ‘Braids’.  

Interior corridor. Image © arch-exist
Interior corridor. Image © arch-exist

This corridor runs through the schoolyard, creating a series of open and flexible public spaces. Here, children could obtain ways of walking experience, which are fundamentally different from the ordinary school experiences.

3F plan
3F plan

Anti-traditional facade of faculty buildings - "curtain wall system"
For the elevations design, we choose warm yellow stone with glass curtain wall, rather than red bricks for traditional school facade, trying to creating a distinctive facade appearance for the children.

Horizontal component detail. Image © arch-exist
Horizontal component detail. Image © arch-exist

For the regions of the classroom building where lighting is required, vertical stone strips are used; for the art building that has harsh requirements for the lighting environment, decorated horizontal stone strips are used.

Vertical component detail. Image © arch-exist
Vertical component detail. Image © arch-exist
Section
Section
Stone facade detail. Image © arch-exist
Stone facade detail. Image © arch-exist

Vertical and horizontal decorative lines comprise a clear and rhythmic facade, corresponding to different architectural features, makes this project an iconic example in the new era.

Street corner view. Image © arch-exist
Street corner view. Image © arch-exist

Cite: "Tianjin Teda School / schneider+schumacher" 21 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/891102/tianjin-teda-school-by-schneider-plus-schumacher/> ISSN 0719-8884
Exterior glass wall. Image © arch-exist

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