Designed by NEW SPACE ARCHITECTS PTE LTD, Shunde School is located in Shunde, China. The brief is to design a co-ed secondary school for 2,000 students age 13-16. The school will come equipped with supporting auditoriums, a large library, cafeteria and sporting facilities which include swimming pools, tennis courts and indoor badminton halls. The school also contains boarding facilities for all the students as well as teachers’ staff quarters.
A long laboratory block is orientated east-west. This block is connected to the fingers of classroom blocks orientated north-south and connected on the second floor by bridges. The circulation is on the north side of the classroom blocks and consists of a long ramp enclosed by transparent aluminum screens .The classroom fenestration orientated south. The ground floor spaces have large open spaces, allowing pedestrian movement in all directions across buildings. The auditorium block entrance is entered through an open internal courtyard. This deep building is punctuated by vertical voids which punch through to the admin and library above.