The SJTU Med-X Research Institute is China's first engineering research center dedicated to innovative research and clinical transformation in the field of "digital medicine". Its objective is to provide a platform for the development and integration of digital medicine into clinical practice.
In Chinese culture, the gate is a highly symbolic element in the design of building complexes. Within this context, the school gate holds significant importance as it serves as a prelude to entering the campus, setting the tone for the overall environment.
Kindergarten marks the beginning of a child's educational journey. At this stage, children learn primarily through play and by taking in their surroundings. The design therefore aims to create a space that encourages active exploration, discovery, communication, and play through an integrated layout featuring a flexible blend of play and learning areas.
Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the field of education, causing a rapid shift towards online learning. This shift has forced us to reevaluate the future of educational spaces and question whether physical campuses can offer unique benefits that cannot be replicated through virtual means.