Finland-Beijing architecture exchange on educational spaces
Between March 23rd-25th 2012, MovingCities, together with Newly Drawn [画卷初成] and World Architecture Magazine [世界建筑], organized the three-day School+ WORKSHOP. Hosted by the School of Architecture – Tsinghua University [清华大学建筑学院] in Beijing 北京, this event is part of the 2012 EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue
On Saturday March 25, 2012, the second of the three-day ‘School+ WORKSHOP’ started with a lecture by Prof. Li Xiaodong 李晓东 [Li XiaoDong Atelier 李晓东工作室 /Tsinghua School of Architecture] on reflexive regionalism and the architectural application of this concept in his educational project(s).
Further on the morning, program consisted out of various presentations by the workshop participants: Finnish and Chinese architects explaining their expertise and insight into school design, and groups of students presenting preliminary studies and research into the present state of educational design, curriculum and challenges facing Chinese society. In the afternoon, five groups were formed, each of them consisting out of 3 to 4 students and lead by a team of a Finnish and a Chinese architect. Each group was prompt to defined their ambition, set out design parameters and brainstorm about the first educational building concepts.
A couple of the groups explained their concepts as following:
What we want to do, is to create a path for the children which leads them home together slowly and safe. And on the way back home they find interesting things to do and places where they can play with others kids, no matter if they are rich or poor. (Group 1 Way Back Home)
“积木 Ji mu” is the symbol for new learning. It signal the way to a better future. The system of “Ji mu” will be considered as investment of social infrastructure. In the future, all real-estate and state-driven developments should include “Ji mu” as part of the construction process, as a tool leading to better education condition.
(Group 2 积木 ji mu）
We didn’t want to settle with an aesthetic solution to the task of developing a school in the area. Instead, we attack the whole issue of social sustainability in Chinese mega–cities. We propose a solution where the non-hukou residents and their schools can stay despite of real estate development. (Group 4 Vertical School+)
School+ WORKSHOP | DAY II | Presentations by:
- Antti Ahlava – helsinkizürich /Head, Architecture Dept, Aalto University
- Jussi Palva & Riina Palva – Verstas Architects
- WANG Shuo 王硕 – META-Project
- CHE Fei 车飞 – CU Office 超城工作室
- WANG Hui – Tsinghua School of Architecture introducing the research of graduate students – Tsinghua School of Architecture 清华大学建筑学院建筑系
School+ WORKSHOP | DAY II | Work-in-progress
School+ WORKSHOP | DAY II | First presentations
School+ WORKSHOP | DAY II | Dinner
Pictures by movingcities.org
Between March 23rd-25th 2012, MovingCities, together with Newly Drawn [画卷初成] and World Architecture Magazine [世界建筑], organized the three-day ‘School+ WORKSHOP‘. Hosted by the School of Architecture – Tsinghua University [清华大学建筑学院] in Beijing 北京, this event is part of the 2012 EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue. Supported by: Museum of Finnish Architecture [Helsinki], Embassy of Finland [Beijing], Aalto University [Helsinki]; and World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 [2012 世界设计之都赫尔辛基 开放的赫尔辛基].
- School+ WORKSHOP | Finland Beijing @ MovingCities
- [DAY I] Beijing Field Trip: Family Box, Tsinghua Primary School, Baja urban village
- [DAY I] Finnish Architecture Symposium at Tsinghua School of Architecture
- [DAY II] Lecture by Prof. Li Xiaodong, presentations FI-CN architects
[DAY II] & Tsinghua architecture students research + in-work & review
- [DAY III] Work-in-progress & middle group review + group picture + final review
- School+ WORKSHOP | Finland-Beijing [announcement] _March 21, 2012
- School+ WORKSHOP | Finland-Beijing [first post] _April 4, 2012