Dialogue with You and Me

Agency
Client
  • Tangzhen Primary School

"We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us." — Winston Churchill   The meaning of architecture and space for human education is no longer a shelter and a functional place. It has become the subject of communication with space users, subtly shaping them.

The functions of classroom space can be vague, and make it difficult to meet teaching needs.

The Challenge

Challenges included a lack of clear wayfinding guidelines, an identity that did not relate to "education, learning, knowledge,” and a very tight timeline of only two months.

Photo Credits: Zhang Chi & Zhang Yaqi

Children have fun in the space

Photo Credits: Zhang Chi & Zhang Yaqi

School is an ocean of knowledge, and dialogue graphics are connected in series through wave elements

Photo Credits: Zhang Chi & Zhang Yaqi

School is an ocean of knowledge, and dialogue graphics are connected in series through wave elements

Design & Execution

School is a "dialogue space" for knowledge education. The learning process is accompanied by discussions with teachers, classmates and parents, who bring children different thinking from different angles.

Combining the Chinese philosophy of “Zhi Xing Da Yi”—understanding the knowledge in practice—an experiential graphic space with the theme of “dialogue” was created through different forms of dialogue visual elements, and the graphics of rivers and oceans, to enhance a positive atmosphere.

Photo Credits: Zhang Chi & Zhang Yaqi

Graphics become invisible education in space

Photo Credits: Zhang Chi & Zhang Yaqi

Wayfinding could be fun with leave blank space

Photo Credits: Zhang Chi & Zhang Yaqi

The dialog box combined with the space adapts to the use of flexible replacement house plates, and the sustainable design adds wisdom to the space

Photo Credits: Zhang Chi & Zhang Yaqi

The blackboard with dialogue elements echoes the children’s communication

Slideshow

Dialogue with You and Me

Zhang Chi & Zhang Yaqi

The students happily shuttled across the river and running into a free ocean of knowledge

Zhang Chi & Zhang Yaqi

Children have fun in the space

Zhang Chi & Zhang Yaqi

School is an ocean of knowledge, and dialogue graphics are connected in series through wave elements

Zhang Chi & Zhang Yaqi

School is an ocean of knowledge, and dialogue graphics are connected in series through wave elements

Zhang Chi & Zhang Yaqi

Graphics become invisible education in space

Zhang Chi & Zhang Yaqi

Wayfinding could be fun with leave blank space

Zhang Chi & Zhang Yaqi

The dialog box combined with the space adapts to the use of flexible replacement house plates, and the sustainable design adds wisdom to the space

Zhang Chi & Zhang Yaqi

The blackboard with dialogue elements echoes the children’s communication