Education fit for future needs
The existing educational campus built in the 1980s mirrors its tight urban surroundings. The design explores the new demands of the school to serve its educational community. Navigating both pedagogy and architecture it explores the crossover of and the public and private, to create a village that delivers to individual needs, catering to both students and teachers.
Color is the first layer of identity, orientation and a centering of the campus, at its center the scarlet red Art Center. Inspired by the rich deciduous and evergreen vines that drenched the campus in its previous state, the color sustains the liveliness of its outdoor spaces and brings it deep into the activity indoors.
Architectural interventions open floors and walls to expand volumes and give way to new opportunities for creativity and inspiration. The facades are transformed creating an interface between inside and out with square openings, the rhythm preserved from the original building.
Window frames washed in green outline the public face of the campus, fading to yellow and then red at its core, the Art Center. Each building holds its own unique identity while maintaining a common mission, prolonging its use and also restoring its relevance and purpose.