Building a new design school implies rethinking and to conceptualizing the fundamental spatial protagonists that vanguard the future challenges of the discipline. We propose a radical concept that both identifies the real needs of ISD turning it into typological ideas as well as into zones of great flexibility and openness. The context of the new Harbin Undergraduate Design Building generates a strong sense of an ensemble in which the central court and the vertical accentuation play a key role to identify the main entry. The development of a “court d’honneur” expresses a strong axiality and generates the main routing for the new Design School. The new Design School will be a gateway and a passage into the Harbin Campus.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Shenzhen Municipal Government
Piet Eckert, Wim Eckert with Alexander Struck and André Passos, Cosimo Caccia, Giulio Branca, Bojana Miskelijn, Karina Hüssner, Mulan Sun, Danny Liu, Jinhui Huang, Tobais Dausgaard