Active Dates: 2012 - 2016
Principal Investigator: Weijen WANG
The stadium and complex building breaks the absolute boundary between interior and exterior space in teaching buildings. It extends the perception of body to the external landscape, and brings outdoor activities indoors. The design uses two large halls with different openings to bring in natural light and cross ventilation, and is integrated with human scale and principles of construction on green building ecology. The function of space is divided into the two-storey gymnasium room at the bottom, and the specialized classrooms with a two-storey hall in the center on upper floor. The two large space are connected to the exterior in different ways- the gymnasium has colonnade and a series of French windows to blur the boundary, and the artificial landscape on the stairs also creates more interaction with the nature; while on the upper floor, we arranged solid and void to ensure cross ventilation in the central hall, and the skylights bring in natural light from the north and lead hot air out of the building. The two spaces each has their own way of adjusting the micro-climate of natural light and ventilation, so that they become communal spaces which are mixture of indoor and outdoor spaces. This project wins a three star green building award of Guangdong Province. It has plants on the roof as thermal insulation, north-facing skylights and south-facing solar panels, rain water collection and irrigation system; On the external wall, the system of red brick, perforated metal plate, and vertical and horizontal sun shield provides light control and fascinating visual effect of shadow and view.