Student Athletic Center of Yang Ming Senior High School
建築資訊 基地面積／ 約5217m2
Continuation of Campus and Amendment with Urban Grain Compared with general teaching facility buildings, the demand of function and space on a student activity center is a mixture of dynamics and statistics. Often, the space for dynamic activities requires large and fixed floor area/height that cannot be reduced or divided. Thus, the common architectural type for such mixed-program facility is generally an integrated and independent structure. However, on the existing Yangming high school campus, introducing a new singular and massive student activity center building would have easily obstructed the original campus design which combines the modern and the traditional Chinese garden style by the architect Ms. Zeeland Sho. Therefore, based upon the consideration of the function and management, we proposed to arrange the programs into two smaller buildings to accommodate circulation and visual flow on existing campus ground. Such design strategy also transformed the shortcomings of the existing narrow and marginal site into advantages for building configurations.
Placing the classrooms and meeting rooms adjacent to the administrative and academic buildings allows easy accessibility among similar teaching usages. This building is laid out as a continuation of the existing V-shaped pattern of building masses on campus. The new structure echoed with the campus through a relatively low building profile.
Gymnasium and Performance Hall
As a landmark in its surrounding urban environment, this campus building incorporates site contours and adopts the characteristics of the dynamic geometry, resulting in an oval-shaped building form to reinforce a closer bond between Yangming high school and the surrounding communities.
By organizing the overall functional space into two 4-story low profile buildings, not only does it sustained the original campus masterplan and landscape, it also outstands itself in the neighborhood communities. Those of the more interactive programs-indoor stadium, warm-up tracks, steps-classrooms, auditorium and performance hall, are purposely situated and revealed to the neighborhood through the glass facades along the street side. We anticipate this student activity center located at the entrance of the campus become the place for the teachers and the students to showcase their activities to the community. A roll as adhesives between school life and urban life is bestowed upon architecture. Let this city see Yangming!