Pv: Please tell us the necessary requirements imposed on the current inter-school design?

Architect Luong Van Thanh: In the current context, the need for designing, investing in construction of inter-school campuses is real and tends to become a development trend in the coming period. Multi-level schools are now mainly invested by private units for construction and operation. Due to the nature of non-public schools, the operation model, as well as the way the school operates, are very different from existing public schools, especially the size of the students and the number of classes. Large, for many levels of education from Primary, Secondary School to High School has many differences in psychophysiology by age. Along with that is the number of auxiliary utilities such as (services, dining, entertainment, physical activity …) also requires a lot more with the current model of public schools.

In terms of location, in order to ensure the ability to enroll and self-educate, these schools are often located in the inner metropolitan areas of the city. With restrictions on the height and the coefficient of land use in inner-city areas, an optimized inter-school design to suit every activity has always been a challenge for architects.

As such, the inter-school design plan in general should aim to satisfy simultaneously the criteria such as:

– Assurance of physiological psychology (architecture, spatial organization, form of decoration), but safe to use for students of all levels at different ages.

– Ensure adequate learning spaces, both physical and mental, in accordance with new advanced educational standards, including common and private facilities for use according to the study level.

– Ensuring the proprietary trading plan of private owners (having revenue from other service areas serving pupils and teachers).

– Comply with the criteria and criteria for school construction planning in inner-city areas, current school design standards and regulations (ensure land use coefficients, floors, standards fire safety, hygiene, school health …).

With many particular characteristics, it is necessary to have more experiments and research on the design of inter-field space organization to be able to draw into the standard standards, ensuring uniformity of use and operation efficiency. conducting inter-school schools in the coming period.

Reporter: With the Detech inter-school school design project in Dai Mo New Urban Area, what are the most difficult points you have to solve?

Luong Van Thanh Architects: Located in Dai Mo new urban area (Ha Dong district, Hanoi) on a land area of ​​7,198 m2, with a allowed height of 03 floors, expected Detech International School 1050 students are required, with 60 classes according to the standard of 35 students / class for primary and secondary schools. This is a lot of land that is not squarely shaped, which is less convenient for organizing class blocks in the direction of synchronous connectivity. So the design plan to overcome is to meet the current school design standards and regulations. At the same time, the plan of the total ground plan must also ensure the safety corridor of the electricity grid in the northern part of the lot.

The second difficulty that the design team has to deal with besides the number of inter-class classrooms is also the organization of tight and continuous space according to the grade levels, separating between the high-level learning levels but still having connectivity throughout the area to ensure the simultaneous use of common utility spaces such as mezzanine service space, library block and gym.

The only advantage that the construction site has is located opposite the sports complex in Ha Dong district, so it is possible to take advantage of a part of the sports complex’s facilities for activities. Physical diversity of students at all levels. however, this also met the requirements to organize class blocks in order to be able to seamlessly connect the school’s internal space to the outside open space of the sports complex.

Organize the construction site according to the scale of continuous and spatial connection

Pv: What is the most interesting point about your design language in a project designed by Sunjin Vietnam engineering team with Detech International School?

Architect Luong Van Thanh: On the basis of analyzing the status of the land both in terms of natural conditions and socio-economic factors, the design team has noticed the arrangement of classrooms in the southeastern strip, close to with roads will be the most optimal because making the most of the “dead” corner areas due to the deformed terrain. This plan allows to combine a large block of works, running throughout, fully meeting the area of ​​the theoretical classroom blocks. However, due to its proximity to roads, classrooms will be designed with effective noise reduction and noise reduction solutions. Block of auxiliary school subjects are also arranged continuously. Library and head office blocks are located in the northeastern corner, helping to create a landscape corridor in the direction of East-West and North-South to connect with the outside of the sports complex and park, as well as ensuring Preserve separation from adjacent residential areas to the north and power grid safety corridors. Main and auxiliary gates are planned in the southeast corner.

At the main building block, according to the high floor, the semi-basement floor is used as a commercial service space and a multi-purpose home that both meets the business requirements to provide services for teachers and students, while remaining dark. Optimized lighting and natural ventilation.

Grades are divided according to levels, with floor spaces such as indoor playgrounds and radial natural ventilation. This brings about the effects on the psychophysical response of children as well as microclimate organization for the project.

The strongest point that the design has convinced the council is the architectural language for the research blocks that are both modern and youthful but extremely attractive. Through studying the psychology of ages, the design team also used many methods of vertical combination through the organization of facades of materials with eye-catching hot colors, and also the arrangement of the facade. interweaving between the large solid array in the arrangement of the building block according to the floor, combined with trees in the school yard and on the roof (for the purpose of learning students’ experience) This will help bring a great impression to students at all levels of experience. Talking about this point, the judges of the contest of design ideas also had to comment on the plan of Sunjin Vietnam Architects proposed to be very “enchanting”.

Architecture language is youthful design, which is suitable for the psychology of students of all ages

It can be said that, with experience in designing many school buildings across the country in recent years, Sunjin Vietnam Architects are proud to continue to be a companion of large-scale school projects. in the coming time, especially to experience new school models such as inter-school schools./.

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