School with Two Systems
My project emphasizes the efficiency of the school by supporting simultaneous usage by students and the public. I have divided the building into two systems: a central “core” and overlapping classrooms. Functions supported by the core are accessible to all people, while the classrooms are mostly for students. Although I want the public and students to use the school simultaneously, students’ safety cannot be ignored. The design takes a cue from the doctor-patient model—both groups can use the same space but with different routes to enter to ensure students’ safety. Each system is distinguished through material and structure. Generally, I want the core functions to appear as heavy and the overlapping classrooms as lightweight. Therefore, I’ve used concrete to distinguish the core functions and wood for the classrooms. Skylights are located primarily on the overlapping section of the classroom spaces, which also function as a vertical circulation space. I’ve incorporated skylights to introduce a rhythm along the route and bring light into the portion supporting the building’s core functions. Similar to the classrooms, it includes a vertical circulation space.