"Grassland Village" school by 10 Design, Hangzhou, China
International architecture practice 10 Design has won the competition to design a major 74,000 sq m school project within Qianjiang New City of Hangzhou, China. 10 Design envisages an innovative educational hub for 2,000 elementary school students which doubles as an accessible and child-friendly public space for the community. The new campus maximises the waterfront site by introducing an undulating green deck at the heart of the design. Acting as a floating oasis within the dense urban context of Hangzhou, the ergonomic deck ties the functional clusters together, while providing ample green outdoor space to facilitate the interaction between landscape, teachers and students.