Location : Lhasa, Tibet, China
Area : 1450m2
Ben Laoshi School, located in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region is a k-12 learning centre that promotes learning through creativity, artistry and culture. The design of the school creates open, dynamic interior spaces that allow the children to move freely between learning environments and this offers them a modern interpretation of a learning environment that is completely different to the very closed, traditional system that is common in the region. The expansive glazing connects the interior with the spectacular Himalayan mountains that surround Lhasa city and the window treatment externally echoes that of the traditional battered wall construction method that is used in the traditional buildings in the area. A school on the roof of the world!