The Third Space Zhuoyu Pavilion, Hewai Elementary School, Yuxi, Yunnan Province,
Project Name: The Third Space Zhuoyu Pavilion, Hewai Elementary School, Yuxi, Yunnan Province, China
Company Name: Shenzhen Creative Space Design & Decoration Co., Ltd.
Chief Designer: Yin Yanming
Designer: Wan Pan, Liu Zhenkun
Project area: about 2,454 sq ft
Materials: Stone, Fireproofing-board,Wood floor, Wood-textured steel sheets ,Badminton Flooring, Pine wood, wood veneer, Emulsion paint
Project Location: Yuxi, Yunnan Province, China
Completion Date: March 28th 2017
The so-called third space project, named Zhuoyu Pavilion, is located in the southeast corner of the Hewai Elementary School in the ethnic Yi township of Yuxi City, Yunnan Province, southwestern China.The Zhuoyu Pavilion is an innovative project. It intends to build an additional third space beyond the typical classroom and playground for the countryside children to engage in computer access, reading, communication and other interactive activities. The floor area of the Zhuoyu Pavilion is 228 square meters and the highest point of the interior space is 8 meters. Studying children’s characteristics of perception and mentality and interpreting the local ethnic and cultural contexts, this project advances a design concept of congregation of geometrical boxes to build the house within the house, or the space within the space. Integrating architecture and interior space, the project combines design with education, attempting to improve rural education through design, and enable the children in low-income areas to explore and discover the world towards a hopeful future.