"Every corner which seems to be reasonably placed now has its established thinking, and this is the source of a building’s characteristic." Multi-knowledge, personal expression, English and personality are the basic needs of children provided by English Giraffe. So we divide the space into different areas for reading, performance and learning, and then use color to unify the overall space and divide each activity area. After placing the stage, theater, and books in a space of 600 square meters, we need to design seven large enough comfortable classrooms, office space and enough storage space to store various teaching tools. By taking advantage of the 4.2-meter height, we raised the classrooms and separate them from the ground. The four classrooms facing the public corridor are 3.6 to 4.0 meters to the ground, which enhances the sense of suspension and uncertainty. This uncertainty and proper separation creates a seemingly random state of freeness, and gives tension to the space.
Location: Shanghai, China Client: English Giraffe Area: 600 sqm Architect in charge: Ling Zhong Architectural design: Yingqi Hu, Ke Xu, Tao Wan, Xiaofeng Chen Brand visual design: Proad Identity, Taiwan Photographs: Qinshan Wu