vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school
 
vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school
aug 22, 2012

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school

‘binh duong junior high school’ by vo trong nghia co, binh duong province, vietnam image © oki hiroyuki all images courtesy of vo trong nghia co

 

 

 

vietnamese firm vo trong nghia co has just completed the ‘binh duong junior highschool’ outside of ho chi minh city to house 800 students. buried within a lush forest full of fruit trees and a variety of native vegetative species, the educational institute was restricted to a height of five stories to maintain a profile below the tree tops. the swerving form gradually grows out of the ground emphasizing its connection to the site. white concrete columns and vertical louvers support the exterior corridors and passively shade the interior spaces and maintain views.

 

the semi-permeable ‘S’ shape of the footprint creates two semi-protected exterior green courtyards, the first of which is used for public meeting spaces and formal events surrounded by the gym, library, laboratories and teachers’ rooms. the other serves the students’ classrooms, providing a private area for children to socialize around the swimming pool. the semi-transparent character of the spaces within the fluid floor plan allows for interaction between students and teachers, and provides the ability for complete privacy.

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school courtyard image © oki hiroyuki

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school square pavers in the open air courtyards image © oki hiroyuki

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school facade of vertical louversimage © oki hiroyuki

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school open area between courtyardsimage © oki hiroyuki

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school sun-shade louvers create light-filled exterior circulationimage © oki hiroyuki

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school blaconyimage © oki hiroyuki

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school vertical shades create transparencyimage © oki hiroyuki

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school exterior hallwaysimage © oki hiroyuki

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school perforated concrete wall protecting vertical circulationimage © oki hiroyuki

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school facade grows out of the groundimage © oki hiroyuki

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school floor plan / level 0

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school floor plan / level 1

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school floor plan / level 2

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school floor plan / level 3

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school floor plan / level 4

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school floor plan / level 5

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school section

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school elevation

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school elevation

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school complete linear elevation

 

 

vo trong nghia architects: binh duong junior high school spatial diagram

  • Horizontal shades would look less like a prison,overall nice design and the green roof is a very good idea.

    TATTOO-LY
  • open staircase for student access to the roof??? i dont think is a good idea.

    TTK
  • looks like prison….i feel bad for students .

    Triii Da
  • school ?hospital? I think little unpleasant for kinds

    somaieh
  • A great architectural. Thank you for sharing.

    www.designcoholic.com
  • The project makes me smile…I wish I were more convinced about the roof, given the Vietnamese climate.
    Still, the dragon allusion and the almost cartoon-like allusions to early Corb…I wanna believe that children will love the Place; can there be a more important criteria?

    Chaszr

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