Xuejiadao Peninsula, and a large plot that belongs to the technological and economical development area of the city of Qingdao, will be the site for a new film school that is a satellite institution of the Beijing Film Academy. The estimated volume of the program, once dissected and quantified in spatial units, is literally stacked into three piles of different density – A, B and C – which correspond respectively to the public functions, the production areas and student dormitories. These piles take up three of the four corners of the plot, strategically placed with respect to the communication routes and also with respect to the landscape they intend to shape. A series of small ponds are added to the existing ones to shape a sort of water network which separates dormitories from public spaces such as the communication center or the classroom halls.
The characteristics of the complex are indebted not as much to the three piles as to the interstitial spaces and, furthermore, not as much to the qualities of each piece as to the organic composition of the whole. Aside from ensuring light and ventilation in the interior spaces, this system adapts to define an auditorium or to frame the views onto the landscape... [+]
Beijing Film Academy Qingdao
Herzog & de Meuron
Ai Weiwei, Cui Kai (arquitectos asociados partner architects), Yong Huan, Dieter Mangold, Stefan Marbach, Pim van Wylick, Thomasine Wolfensberger, Yichun He, Roland Rossmaier, Xinyuan Wang
Heinrich Schnetzer, WGG Schnetzer Puskas (estructura structure); China Architectural Design & Research Group (instalaciones, electricidad y saneamiento services, electrical and sanitary engineering)