It is always rare for a young student to become the lead designer and to have the opportunity actually have their design constructed. Andrew Fu won a competition, among 60 students, to have his design for an early childhood learning center in Cosmo City built. The building itself is bare-bones, yet at the same time extremely elegant with its touches of playfulness and use of bringing light into the classrooms. Check it out after the jump!
“A realized design for an Early Childhood Learning Center. My design was chosen from 60 other designs in a studio-wide competition. The past summer I traveled with 20 other students as part of CUSD (Cornell University Sustainable Design) to construct the school. The school is located in Cosmo City and includes 4 classrooms for 80 students and a teacher training center.
The Armadillo Crèche embraces the necessity of a fence or wall for protection. Similar to an armadillo, the building curls in on itself , with a harder exterior and a more permeable under-belly. Located at the center of the creche are more communal programs such as dining and gathering.”
– Andrew Fu
Project Director : Barry Beagan
Architecture Detail Coordinator: Shuping Liu
Construction Manager: Jon Leape
Structural Eng: Thomas Shouler
Utilities: Mikey Jiang
Publicity: Jesse McElwain
Logistics: Karen-Chi Chi Lin
All images and text via http://www.andrew-fu.com/