Huaxing High School is located in the suburban area of Taipei City. Its campus plans along the mountain slope, denoting areas for nursery, elementary, middle school, and dormitories, linked by a north-south oriented path. Due to the increasing scarcity of educational space, the school calls for a redesign of the education building and a new campus master plan that reinforces its existing axis to increase interactions between different schools. The design aims to fully utilize the spectacular view of the site and merge with its surrounding natural landscape. With flexible space-planning and the use of natural materials, the school wishes to create a more humane learning environment.
The education building is sited on the north end of the campus axis, though at a level 18 meters lower than the main campus. Consequently, it connects to the main campus by a sky bridge on the fourth floor. The education building is mainly used by the middle and high school, and consists of classrooms, offices, and a multi-purpose activity hall. A central atrium divides the bar into two separate functional areas: the educational space on the east and the activity space on the west. The façade is covered with beige gravel aggregate, with intertwining bamboo and aluminum louvers playing a rhythm’s tune on the north elevation.