I wish I could be 16 again to enroll in the futuristic Island School in Hong Kong, a 28,000-square-metre building that merges into the landscape. From the inside, it looks like a spaceship. From the outside, its structure seems to defy gravity:
According to ArchDaily, “the design is formed by an atrium, which doubles as the school’s learning plaza, that runs through the complex and frames views throughout:”
“The atrium is the heart of the school,” states Bjarne Hammer, founding partner at Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects. “With its balconies, hanging greenery and gardens, it functions as an informal social gathering space where the students can meet and interact. The greenery creates a relaxing atmosphere and contributes positively to the learning environment.”
It’s true, greenery always creates a relaxing atmosphere.