bridge school at pinghe_li xiaodong

Elegant design for a school that bridges the 2 sides of a creek in Fujian Province, China.  Designed by Li Xiaodong, the school is called Bridge at Pinghe.  Suspended from the underside of the school is a secondary narrow walkway that can also be used to cross the creek.  The school has 2 classrooms that can also be used as theaters.  The building also doubles as a spiritual center for the villagers. I really enjoy the simplicity of the design, the attention to detail with the wood slats, steel work, and wood panels.  Very nice.

(images from dezeen)

Posted on January 19, 2010 and filed under art & architecture.