The Shenzhen Yinhu Future School is located in Sanjiu District, Yinhu Lake, in the Luohu district of Shenzhen, with a total land area of 14,000 square meters. On the east side of the site lies the completed residential district of Silver Lake Lanshan by China Resources, while the southwest side is used by the armed police. The east and north sides are enclosed by natural mountains. A planned road will pass through the site leading to the Sanjiu Garden development. The site thus both shares a natural environment with backing hills and opens to the surrounding urban fabric.
Between the surrounding hills and urban fabric, the site has its own rich context to both front and back. The quiet mountain park on the site’s northeast provides a unique natural landscape for the school, while to the south the site overlooks the high Shenzhen skyline. In order to sort these dynamic and static zones, we place the comprehensive building on the south side of the site. Its curved-bar massing forms a shield against the noise of the neighboring urban environment, allowing for a high-quality environment and quiet atmosphere for the main teaching building placed on the north side.
The shape of the elegant ring-shaped teaching building is inspired by the traditional tulou building, which encloses, centers and warms. A total of four 200-meter-long running tracks are set at the top of the building, and a shading system is provided above the tracks to provide cover for the stadium. The center of the school building is an open green space; it is also a shade- and breeze-filled courtyard shared by teachers and students. On one side of this yard is an auditorium that protrudes from the ground: aesthetically essential to the space, this object gives it definition.
YINHU SCHOOL PROJECT CREDITS
Area: 39600 m2
Client: China Resources Group, Shenzhen Luohu District Education Bureau
Chief Architect: Yichen Lu
Project Manager: Razvan Voroneanu
Project Team: Kenneth Namkung, Geoffrey Hughes, Fupeng Mei, Yishuang Guo, Yoko Fujita, Dongyul Kim, Jiabo Xu, Hyunjoo Lee, Shiqi Li, Simeng Qin, Qingyue Gao, Hang Li, Yibo Zhong, Hyungsun Choi
Parametric Consultant: Satoru Sugihara from ATLV