Project name: Shanghai American School(Puxi Campus)
Project time: 2019
Project area:2,000 sq.m
Project location: Shanghai
Project construction contractor: PLUSspace
Founded in 1912, Shanghai American School(SAS) is the largest and also the oldest international school in China. If you were a child, SAS would be your dream school. In this case, PLUSspace has carried out a renovation of art space and student’s public activity space.
After the summer vacation in 2019, did the high school students of SAS notice the changes in their high school building? Yes, they did, for PLUSspace has carried out an overall renovation of the art space and student’s public activity space.
Student public activity space
To expand the art space to combine Innovation Research Institute and Maker space, PLUSspace has interchanged the art space with the student's public activity space.
Throughout the project, the original color of the material has been retained with simple color blocks and was integrate with lighting and soft clothing, which enables students to create more possibilities in the space.
The construction of the whole area has been carefully planned. The activity space begins with a coffee kiosk, where public desks and group seats are set up for collective creation and discussion. Here, students can socialize as they wish. At the same time, we also provide a separate space for students who want to finish their homework by themselves.
Located opposite the Public Activity Center building, the Art Space is larger and more open with separate spaces and small group spaces. Here, teachers and students can gather together to carry out innovative teaching, students can work together, and each class can cooperate. The miniature studio within the space can also serve as an exhibition hall, and the soundproof studio can also be used as a presentation area.
At the bare top, PLUSspace used a large area of materials such as stainless steel, glass and wood and combined these materials like a work of art. As a result, the space becomes diverse, which is relevant to people's imagination about art classroom.
PLUSspace has installed soundproof rooms for students to use noisy equipment and instruments; Open display stands, glass partitions and perforated walls have also been installed. PLUSspace tries to ensure the transparency and openness of the studio.
The public and art spaces for high school students were transformed for promoting communication between teachers and students and consciously strengthening their community awareness.
Video meeting room
Video meeting room
The last transformation of Shanghai American School carried out by PLUSspace was the refurbishment of the Junior High School Library at Puxi campus a year ago. Recently, the project won the Silver Award of the American School magazine. PLUSspace believes that through our repeated transformations, the Shanghai American School will take on a new look.
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