From nursery schools to high schools, the best architectures for education have been chosen by the Committee on Architecture for Education of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for the first edition of the Education Facility Design Award.
In Tsinghua Ocean Center in Shenzhen, Open Architecture has designed a symbolic building inspired by the sea, in which the model of the university campus with pavilions take the form of a broken-down asymmetrical tower which Open Architecture paints in all the colours of the abyss.
Continuing their research into optimisation of design work, the Chinese studio Open Architecture has created a prototype of the HEX-SYS system for an exhibition centre in Guangzhou, China. Open Architecture’s HEX-SYS is a flexible construction system which is easy to dismantle and rebuild.
Open Architecture’s new Geuha Youth and Cultural Center in Qinhuangdao (China) contemplates the relationship between architecture and education. The circular floor plan creates a series of open, flexible spaces facing onto a big inner garden. Passive energy-saving technologies guarantee the project’s sustainability.
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