AVENUES SHENZHEN: EARLY LEARNING CENTER
Terrain designed the open spaces for an international school in Shenzhen, PRC. The adaptive re-use project is currently under construction and consists of a main entry courtyard and playground, classroom terraces, a botanical bridge walk, a basketball and track area, and an educational farm terrace.
The campus, guided by Efficiency Lab for Architecture, is a verdant cluster of buildings and lush, sub-tropical foliage, linked together by a series of colorful bridges and at grade streetscapes. The main entry plaza includes a variety of landscape experiences for the young students, inlcuding: an interactive stream fountain, a winding trail through the hanging canopy of native willows, climbable classrooms, and a linking bridge structure resting on two supports that serve dual purposes as a challenging vertical rope playground and a 30’ tall vine tower.
Above, a botanically rich walkway links the basketball court to the future campus buildings and older students.