Canadian International School Kunshan — A micro nature experience from watertown to mapleland

August 12th, 2022

Canadian International School Kunshan project was a landscape concept design that PLAT Studio worked on in late 2021. We proposed various possibilities for the frontier international elementary and middle school education direction, creating a space scene atmosphere oriented toward the five themes of "green ecology, people-oriented, borderless learning, integration with the world, and interpersonal cooperation" and implementing an international frontier high-quality school environment.

The landscape design is inspired by the historical texture of the site with the vertical and horizontal water veins; the new high-density school landscape design attempts to stimulate the ecology to a continuous system in three-dimensional space and regard time as the fourth dimension so that the elegant micro-natural environment and the teachers and students can promote each other by various activities. Teachers and students carry the daily needs and creative activities, stimulating potential and dreams and exploring a new school landscape model of sustainable growth and energy circulation. The design echoes the architecture in terms of shape and conception, showing the educational concept and rebuilding the green rainwater network facilities simultaneously to create small natural, pleasant, and flexible outdoor places with North American characteristics and in line with the attributes of Kunshan's habitat.

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