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2017

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Primary School [Kai Tak Primary School]
Business Owner
Architectural Services Department, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Category
Architecture and facilities for public
Company
Architectural Services Department (Hong Kong)
Award Number
17G121082
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2017

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Outline

A school is a community: a micro-society, a mini city within a city. It is an oasis yet has a direct relationship with the city at large. The concept is to bring the students and teachers together with the playground and other spaces and activities, to encourage interactions. Breaking away from the typical densely built 8-storey school building in Hong Kong with the ball court on the ground, this school adopts a low-rise 4-storey design, with the basketball court raised on the first floor, sited in the middle of the school campus, creating a focus, pulling together spaces and activities.

Producer

Architectural Services Department, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Director

Ms. Alice YEUNG (Chief Architect)

Designer

Mr. Thomas WAN (Senior Architect), Ms. Tuesday LI (Project Architect)

Thomas WAN

More information

http://www.archdaily.com/800411/kai-tak-primary-school-archsd

The School was handed over to the school operator on
2016/5

Evaluation

A great of efforts have been employed to break the undesirable rigid mound of a typical primary school in the context of Hong Kong where uniformity prevails The design objective to associate the school as a microcosm of a traditional walled village and further extension to that of a "micro-city" is highly appreciated, creating a desirable analogy of an urban context for the students to exploreAnother merit of the project goes to the breaking the boundaries of individual spaces, endeavour to create various associations and connections There is indeed a much commendable fluidity between outdoor and indoor areas, and the idea of an "outer room" is a unique approach to enrich the spatial experiences for the students The non-typical vertical zoning of the major areas including the basketball court to the centre of the whole complex is a smart move indeed

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