Plugin Learning Blox / People's Architecture Office

Plugin Learning Blox / People's Architecture Office

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Shenzhen, China
  • Design Principals : Zhe He, James Shen, Feng Zang
  • Project Architect : Jinghai Sha
  • Exhibition Team : Ziqing Feng, Tianhui Li
  • Sponsor Construction Company : China Construction Science & Technology Co., LTD
  • Organizer : Longgang District Government
  • City : Shenzhen
  • Country : China
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Plugin Learning Blox / People's Architecture Office - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
exterior. Image Courtesy of People's Architecture Office

Text description provided by the architects. The Plugin Learning Blox helps alleviate the high demand for educational space in rapidly growing cities. It also responds to the need for classrooms to support innovative learning as China transitions to a post-industrial economy. The project is a pop-up school that can be rapidly deployed and easily adapted to current and future education models.

Plugin Learning Blox / People's Architecture Office - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
aerial view. Image Courtesy of People's Architecture Office
Plugin Learning Blox / People's Architecture Office - Exterior Photography, Cityscape
north facade. Image Courtesy of People's Architecture Office

Advances in education call for greater emphasis on self-directed learning, social connection, and systematic problem solving. Interdisciplinary project-based learning is becoming a crucial methodology for young individuals. The “Plugin Learning Blox" is composed of several classrooms organized as project groups around a common area. Educational activities are held in the central public space where the community is invited to participate. The project classrooms serve as breakaway spaces for smaller group and individual learning.

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Plugin Learning Blox / People's Architecture Office - Exterior Photography, Stairs, Facade, Handrail
spiral stairs. Image Courtesy of People's Architecture Office
Plugin Learning Blox / People's Architecture Office - Exterior Photography, Facade
entrance. Image Courtesy of People's Architecture Office

The building uses the China Construction Science & Technology Company’s prefabricated building system, the same flat-pack modular system used to build a hospital in 10 days in Wuhan. All the components were produced in a factory and the construction on site took 3 days. The building can also be disassembled, relocated and reused.

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analysis diagram
Plugin Learning Blox / People's Architecture Office - Interior Photography, Table, Countertop, Chair
Plugin Learing Loft in use. Image © Vphoto
Plugin Learning Blox / People's Architecture Office - Interior Photography, Table, Shelving, Facade, Chair, Windows, Handrail
atrium. Image © Vphoto

The Plugin Learning Blox was presented as part of The Popup Campus organized by FuturePlus Academy for the 2019 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Architecture\Urbanism. As part of the exhibition, PAO’s Plugin Learning Lofts occupied the central common area to support educational activities.

Plugin Learning Blox / People's Architecture Office - Interior Photography, Windows, Facade, Chair, Handrail
atrium. Image Courtesy of People's Architecture Office
Plugin Learning Blox / People's Architecture Office - Interior Photography, Table, Chair
indoor project group classroom. Image © Vphoto

The project is a prototype designed to explore space as a third teaching dimension in early age education. The “Plugin Learning Loft” consists of a basic spatial structure with interchangeable infill elements that support learning through play.

Plugin Learning Blox / People's Architecture Office - Exterior Photography
south facade. Image Courtesy of People's Architecture Office

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Address:Longgang District, Shenzhen, China

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Cite: "Plugin Learning Blox / People's Architecture Office" 03 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/936741/plugin-learning-blox-peoples-architecture-office> ISSN 0719-8884

east facade. Image Courtesy of People's Architecture Office

跨学科教学空间,“玩学块儿”学习单元 / 众建筑

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