Art School in Blue & White

  • Longgang, Shenzhen, China

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In addition to solving those problems, Various Associates intended to empower both the school and the neighborhood through design interventions: integrating the built environment of the urban village with the art school's free and creative atmosphere, based on the concept of art factory, to inject young energy into the neighborhood; enabling the coexistence and mutual complementation between the art school and its surroundings; creating an architectural landmark featuring an appropriate scale.


The "hollow wall" at the sports field is composed of a series of detachable installations named "Wave", which were designed by Various Associates for DESIGN IN BAY AREA 2020 Exhibition under the invitation of Shenzhen Institute of Interior Design. By adopting recyclable materials and modular construction methods, Various Associates hoped to break the situation of massive resource waste in exhibition design, and to fulfill its commitment to sustainability.