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Taizhou has housed numerous schools and academies since ancient times. The renowned Anding Academy was built right on the old campus of Taizhou High School, which is also a century-old prestigious school in China stemmed from Taizhou Academy founded on the site where Hu Yuan, a famous educator in Song dynasty, lectured his students. There is still a hall on the old campus in memory of Hu Yuan, further enhancing the cultural atmosphere of the school.
▼文化气息浓厚的校园，school with rich cultural atmosphere
Based on the study of the culture and history of Taizhou and Taizhou High School, the design intends to bring back the refreshing and elegant study atmosphere referencing the spaces of traditional “schools and academies” in Taizhou and showcase the profound cultural heritage and regional characteristics of the School on the new campus. In the meantime, the campus planning also employ new design ideas and modern campus features based on the tradition and context of the School to reappear the charm of Anding Academy.
▼校园鸟瞰图，传统书院布局融入现代校园空间，bird view of the academy, combining traditional characteristics of school with new design ideas of modern campus
▼校园外观，external view of the academy
整个新校区借鉴泰州传统的“学堂书院”空间，以院落为空间结构组织基本元素， 并运用南北的“学术轴” 和东西向的“文化轴”统领整个空间格局。每处空间都设置相关的文化视觉焦点和文化主题。校园以礼仪性的书院主空间为主轴，再融入错落有致的书院园林空间，空间层层相套、开合有度，传达出重教尚文，外儒内道的精神内涵。通过对校园中的教学区和办公区空间统一规划，形成荟雅院、尚礼院、崇儒院、达理院、敬师院、国学院和思源庭等多个主题院落空间，各空间相互渗透，层次丰富，各种自然元素渗透其中，局部再点缀亭台楼榭，烘托出校园静谧典雅的氛围。以生态绿轴贯穿校园，以“水院”沉淀空间氛围，显示出泰中海纳百川，生生不息的人文精神。
The design takes the yards of traditional schools and academies in Taizhou as the basic elements for space structure organization and employs a south-north academic axis and an east-west cultural axis to define the overall spatial layout of the new campus. Each space is designed with related cultural visual focus and cultural theme. By incorporating well-arranged garden spaces into main academy spaces of rituality on the main axis, the design creates well-proportioned spaces placed one inside another, conveying the spirit of valuing education and advocating Confucianism and Taoism. By planning the teaching area and office area as a whole, a number of yards themed on grace, rites, Confucianism, reason, respect of masters, traditional Chinese culture, and gratitude for the source of benefit are created, with profound hierarchies and big depth. These interconnected yards are interspersed with various natural elements and at some positions pavilions and terraces to foster a tranquil and graceful ambience. The design also proposes an ecological green axis running through the campus and water yards to represent the all-embracing and unceasing humanistic spirit of Taizhou High School.
▼校门，底面设有篆刻文字，main entrance with seal characters on the soffit
▼楼间围合出不同的庭院，different courtyards enclosed by buildings
▼围合出庭院空间的教学楼，enclosed teaching building with courtyards in between
▼连桥连接不同教学楼，庭院中绿化丰富，different buildings connected by bridges with green courtyards
Taizhou is famous for water culture, and water is regarded as the soul in the design of Taizhou High School’s new campus. In the whole campus three water features are provided, namely the Siyuan Yard, Chinese Classics Quadrangle, and Ginkgo Lake. The three water features are different in style but same in atmosphere – a strong cultural atmosphere. The waterscape of Siyuan Yard is regular and modern with a quiet atmosphere, creating an environment for meditation; the waterscape of Chinese Classics Quadrangle is traditional and exquisite, creating an environment of gracefulness; the waterscape of Ginkgo Lake is generous, creating an environment of deepness. The tranquil and restraining space of water settles the atmosphere and tone of the whole campus. Reflections are created by water, which makes the campus open and vivid. Water is the origin of life. The space is spiritual because of the introduction of water.
▼博雅大气的银杏湖，generous Ginkgo Lake
▼规整静谧的思源庭，regular and tranquil Siyuan yard
The buildings are upright, elegant, simple and restraining, and the details of the buildings are exquisite and beautiful. The design of the buildings is rational and neat. The comparison between the simple shapes and the details reflects the magnificence of the buildings. From fenestration in the facades to the texture of the details, consistent architectural language and motif are used.
▼端正典雅的教学楼，立面缀有花窗，simple and restraining teaching buildings with carved windows decorated on the facade
▼科学技术楼，science and technology building
The traditional cultural elements, including window papercuts and seal characters, are reconstructed to highlight the buildings, injecting cultural spirit and traditional implications into the building. The main façade materials are mainly the grey-toned building materials like stones and tiles which are set off by the partially used wood and other materials of warm tones. The architectural hue is slate grey, creating a quiet and elegant atmosphere of learning; the wooden ornaments render the rustic breath of books. The building form tries to present the traditional implication through modern techniques. The exquisite and elegant style represents an organic combination of modernity and tradition, as well as the culture and modernity of the campus.
▼信息中心，立面饰有篆刻文字，graphic and information center with seal characters on the facade
▼灰调素雅的建筑立面，elegant building facade in gray hue
▼室内天花，木材渲染出书卷气息，interior ceiling, wood enhancing the feel of culture
▼科学技术楼一层平面图，ground floor plan of science and technology building
▼教学楼立面图，elevations of the teaching buildings
▼科学技术楼剖面图，section of the science and technology building
▼教学楼剖面图，sections of the teaching buildings
Project name: New Campus of Taizhou High School
Developer: Bureau Of Housing and Urban-Rural Development Of Taizhou, Jiansu Jianye Construction Group Co.LTD
Client: Jiansh Taizhou High School
Constructor: Jiangsu Hanjian Group
Architect: Architectural Design & Research Institute of SCUT
Design principal: Jingtang He, Weihong Guo
Planning team: Yudan Pan, Mai Zhirui, Sun Yan, Weili Qiu, Linxi Liu, Yuanken Wu, Zhiyong Zhang, Ruowen Liao
Architect of teaching area: Yudan Pan, Weili Qiu, Guannan Huan, Linxi Liu, Fei Li, Zhong Chen, Menghao Luo, Riming Zhong
Architect of living area: Zhirui Mai, Yan Sun, Kaixin Li, Linxin Liu, Menghao Luo
Architect of sport area: Zhirui Mai, Changheng Zhang, Jingshao Liang, Jianquan Zeng, Zhiyong Zhang, Yuanken Wu, Ling Wu
Landscape design: Zhingsheng Guo, Zhong Yan, Siyun Chen, Caixia Feng
Structural engineer: Xiao Jie, Zhijian Huang, Xuehong Yu, Shengli Zhong, Zhigang Pan, Xiaofeng Chen, Yang Zheng
MEP engineer: Qihai Wang, Pujie Wang, Wangyang Geng, Weibing Chen
Interior design: Yan Zheng, Jingshao Liang, Junyu Liang, Jun Ma, Fei Li, Zhong Chen
Photographer: Li Yao, Changheng Zhang