The Aerospace City School of RDFZ / BIAD

The Aerospace City School of RDFZ / BIAD

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  • Architects: BIAD
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  80893
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Zhi Xia, Meng Zhou
  • Lead Architect : Xiaogong Wang, Zheng Wang
  • Design Team : Wenruo Jia, Kaidi Chen, Danming Zhang, Cheng Gao, Yang Ding, Yaqin He, Zhi Lu, Yingna Hu, Chen Yang, Nan Li, Yifan Li, Lu Gan, Kaifeng Huai, Shaopeng Li, Kai Yang, Meng Zhou
  • Structural Design : Yang Jiang, Ke Sun, Ting Li, Zhao Kang
  • Equipment Design : Dongyang Lu, Hua Fan, Yannan Feng, Ruichen Liu, Man Li
  • Electical Design : Yining Zhao, Lili Song, Luyang Jia, Ziyan Xia
  • Client : Education Commission Of Haidian District Beijing
  • City : Beijing
  • Country : China
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The Aerospace City School of RDFZ / BIAD - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
multipurpose building and primary school building west facade. Image © Meng Zhou

Text description provided by the architects. The Aerospace City School of RDFZ is located in the northwest of Beijing, on a boundary between the city and nature between city and nature. The surrounding environment and the forces of educational change give the tone of dialogue, freedom to the campus together. Meanwhile, the campus faces practical issues of scale and land, current situation and future, culture and technology, campus and community. We hope that the campus can not only convey its own existence in an independent value system, but also establish an integrated context to meet these challenges.

The Aerospace City School of RDFZ / BIAD - Exterior Photography, Cityscape
aerial view. Image © Zhi Xia
The Aerospace City School of RDFZ / BIAD - Exterior Photography, Facade, Cityscape
aerial view. Image © Zhi Xia

Vertical refactoring
So we tried to construct the campus by vertical refactoring, which can solve the problem between the big scale of the school and Limited land resources. The strategy including two items: fully explore underground space and maximize the use of floor ground space. The large venues without mandatory demand for sunshine are set underground, solving their problems of ventilation and fire control by sinking the courtyard. So that the large venues can be available to the community without disturbing the buildings above ground. Teaching, office, apartment are above the ground, which are relatively quiet, on the contrary, the underground space is a relatively more active and lively place. That tell the dynamic and static area of the whole campus apart obviously. In addition, the underground has a good energy-saving environment, which can improve the energy consumption situation of the large venues.

The Aerospace City School of RDFZ / BIAD - Exterior Photography
multipurpose building and primary school building night view. Image © Meng Zhou
The Aerospace City School of RDFZ / BIAD - Exterior Photography, Windows
primary school building night view. Image © Zhi Xia

Tangible expression of culture
We try to express the two cultural themes of the campus -- the High School affiliated to Renmin University of China (RDFZ) and Beijing Aerospace City -- through "architectural language": building is made of red bricks and white aluminum plate, and the red bricks symbolizes the inheritance of RDFZ, while the white aluminum folding plate symbolizes the development of aerospace science and technology. More importantly, there is a lot of transition and alienation space between them, these spaces create places for future learning behavior.

The Aerospace City School of RDFZ / BIAD - Exterior Photography, Windows
dormitory. Image © Meng Zhou
The Aerospace City School of RDFZ / BIAD - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
primary school building. Image © Meng Zhou

Eliminate the boundary
The campus is a medium between learners and the education. It has multiple-functions. We prefer a mix of function rather than a clearly definition.

The Aerospace City School of RDFZ / BIAD - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
multipurpose building. Image © Zhi Xia
The Aerospace City School of RDFZ / BIAD - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
primary school building. Image © Zhi Xia

By eliminating physical boundaries such as walls and doors, we can make the space more flexible and transparent. It can promote learners' creation, communication, collaboration and sharing, and give more right to control of the space back to people, so as to realize that the space encourages learning.

The Aerospace City School of RDFZ / BIAD - Exterior Photography, Windows
multipurpose building. Image © Meng Zhou
The Aerospace City School of RDFZ / BIAD - Interior Photography, Beam
hockey hall. Image © Meng Zhou

In the outdoor space, to eliminate the boundary of buildings and ground the utmost, numbers of landscape steps are set between the ground, the ground floor roof and sinking courtyard, the most active areas. Landscape steps become the "Classroom with blue sky and white clouds" for children.

The Aerospace City School of RDFZ / BIAD - Interior Photography, Beam
shared atrium. Image © Meng Zhou
The Aerospace City School of RDFZ / BIAD - Interior Photography, Stairs, Windows, Facade, Beam
primary school building lobby. Image © Zhi Xia

Expectation
We expect the campus to be a dialogue and integrated organism, with a clear logical framework and a diversified functional space to support education, and grow with learners, users and society, beyond the limitation of the time and space.

The Aerospace City School of RDFZ / BIAD - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
multipurpose building night view. Image © Zhi Xia

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Address:Youyi Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China

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Cite: "The Aerospace City School of RDFZ / BIAD" 07 Sep 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/967972/the-aerospace-city-school-of-rdfz-biad> ISSN 0719-8884
aerial view. Image © Zhi Xia

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