We want to design a great campus.
▼校园鸟瞰，aerial view of the campus
Our design explores a sense of order and a sense of ritual generated by order. They come from the source of Chinese culture——the nine-grid pattern evolved from “Hetu” and “Luoshu”. The order and ritual sense generated by the planning of ancient Chinese capital city all originate from the nine-grid. Order and ritual, it is also the most important design concept in ancient Western urban planning.
▼校园设计探讨秩序性以及由秩序性产生的仪式感，the campus design focus on a sense of order and a sense of ritual generated by order
▼设计理念源自九宫格，中轴对称以及向心性的布局体现了设计对秩序性和仪式感的探讨，design concept is derived from the nine-grids; the central axis symmetry and the centripetal layout reflect the design’s discussion of order and ritual
The design concept of Nanjing Mingdao Middle School is derived from the nine-grids. The central axis symmetry and the centripetal layout reflect the design’s discussion of order and ritual.The main entrance to the campus is on the south side and the secondary entrance is on the east side.The south area of the campus is the teaching area, which forms a teaching center courtyard centered on the library.The central courtyard is connected to the school street on the back. The east side of the school street is a comprehensive building, the west side is a sports site, and the north side is a student and teacher dormitory.
▼校园的主入口位于南面，the main entrance to the campus is on the south side
The starting point of the spatial sequence of Nanjing Mingdao Middle School is the large arch with a diameter of 36 meters, which originates from the ancient Roman Aqueduct, indicating the academic spirit of “to ask why the canal is so clear,just for the source of fresh water”, implying that the school is the source of knowledge.The large arch and the two small arches on both sides form a triple arch entrance, deconstructing the form of the classic Arc de Triomphe triple arch. The large arch and the facades of two C-shaped teaching buildings form the first expression of Nanjing Mingdao Middle School. The grid facade has a certain depth and serves as a balcony of the classroom for students to private communication, cultivation of plants and other activities. Shadows change with time in the sun; The vertical greening formed by the plants cultivated by the students softens the hard building.
▼空间序列的起点是直径36米的大拱门，源于古罗马水渠，the stariting point is the large arch with a diameter of 36 meters which originates from the ancient Roman Aqueduct
▼门卫小拱门，small arch of the entrance guard office
▼大拱门正对着中学的中心-图书馆，the large arch is facing the library, the center of the middle school
The large arch is facing the library, the center of the middle school. The eight faces of the building reinforce centrality and eliminate directionality. The center of the library is the sacred space of the Roman Pantheon. The shadows nourish the students and the spirit of the school is passed down.
▼图书馆的中心是罗马万神庙式的神圣空间，the center of the library is the sacred space of the Roman Pantheon
The C-type teaching building is surrounded by an inward courtyard, forms the teaching center courtyard with the library and the large arch, which is breezy, quiet and peaceful.
▼C型教学楼围合成内向的庭院，与图书馆、大拱门形成教学中心庭院，the C-type teaching building is surrounded by an inward courtyard, forms the teaching center courtyard with the library and the large arch
The sports ground behind the library is enclosed by two five-arch walls, and a playground stands on the west side. The atmosphere of the stadium is very similar to the ancient Roman arena, a place for muscle and strength.
▼图书馆后的运动场地， the sports ground behind the library
▼两片五联拱墙将运动场围合，西侧一片设置了操场看台，sports ground is enclosed by two five-arch walls, and a playground stands on the west side
▼学校街西侧是围合运动场地的其中一片五连拱片墙，东侧是综合楼的连廊，on the west side of the school street is one of the five-arch walls surrounding the sports ground, and the east side is the corridor of the comprehensive building
The east side courtyard of the teaching center area is connected to the School Street. On the west side of the school street is one of the five-arch walls surrounding the sports ground, and the east side is the corridor of the comprehensive building. The School Street is lined with two rows of large trees, forming a boulevard that connects students’ life and study, and allowing students to experience changes in the seasons and weather.
The campus space is healthy, strong and introspective. Great education needs a great campus.
▼温暖灯光下的图书馆及运动场，library and sports ground under the warm light