School Bridge / Xiaodong Li
Location: Pinghe, Fujian, China
Project Area: 240 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Li Xiaodong
Located at a remote village, Fujian Province in China, the project does not only provides a physical function – a school + a bridge, but also presents a spiritual centre. The main concept of the design is to enliven an old community (the village) and to sustain a traditional culture (the castles and lifestyle) through a contemporary language which does not compete with the traditional, but presents and communicates with the traditional with respect.