2015/12/07 Author:Dai Hugo
Inauguration Ceremony of Encouraging Learning Library
Design for the Dream of Reading
A company could contribute to the society in two main ways: creating economic value and taking social responsibilities, which is also known as CSR. For CSR, as an architecture design company, HDD did more than just donation. Instead, it takes responsibility more effectively with the power of architecture.
Only primary schools in affluent cities like Beijing or Shanghai are considered to be equipped with libraries. In remote areas in China, children get to know the world with a very limited number of books.
Bola Village is located in Gansu Province of West China. It is a rural area relying on agriculture industry and stock farming with relatively low level of economic development.
Aligning with the social campaign raised by the 15th Living Buddha Bianba of Tibet, Encouraging Learning Library of Bola HOPE Primary School provided children a channel to the outside world and also gave HDD an opportunity to take its corporate social responsibility with professionalism.
Occupying 280 square metres, Encouraging Learning Library was constructed with the support of the society. HDD team, including architect LEI Likun, engineer ZHANG Chaoyang, ZHAN Shujun, ZHANG Yimeng, CAO Xinya and etc., leading by Deputy General Manager YU Qi, offered architecture design and the whole construction design for free.
To ensure adequate light, an open atrium was applied to the architecture and windows of all shapes in the wall also connected the children to the nature. The open design implied the respect of the sky in traditional Tibetan religion.
HDD Deputy General Manager YU Qi in the Construction SiteThe square-shaped architecture and round-shaped atrium reflected the ancient philosophy and also combined Tibetan style with contemporary art.
Local material was effectively used considering cost control and the well-qualified construction process made the architecture adaptable to the hydrology environment of plateau.
Inner wall colored in brown and decorated with stones helped avoid visual fatigue.
Children with New Books