The design approach for Vanke Feicui Education Centre is to thread educational and retail programs into a positive feedback loop, envisioning an urban campus for all ages to learn, enjoy, and to be informed.
The main building to the east of the site and the small-scale volumes to the north encircle the central sunken plaza, which is accessible from two exterior stairways at ground level. A large area of glazed façade complements the neat form of the buildings while allowing for a bright interior with natural light.
The small-scale volumes, highlighted by their geometric shapes, enliven a casual atmosphere while contrasting with the larger mass of the main building. The sunken plaza is conceived as a retail-educational campus, encouraging public-private collaboration. CLOU believes through successful development, people of all ages can be given a great place to gather, have fun, and learn.
Net sculptures are located in the atrium next to the exposed elevators, CLOU incorporated the spacious but un-utilized area into an activity playground for kids.
Bookshelf walls along two sides of the walkway highlighted the main function of the design which is “fun learning center”, this saves up spaces to store books and materials, as well as a vivid element for the wall design along the corridors.