Concordia Lutheran School ( 路德會協同中學 )
Concordia Lutheran School
12 Tai Hang Tung Road, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon
This school consists of two distinct blocks, one new for the Secondary and the other is the old existing Primary School kept totally intact as living memory of the past.
Between the two is the existing open ball court and a series of landscaped terraces as retaining structures leading to the old block sitting on the slope. Surrounding slopes make the site vert tight for expansion and consequently the new building has to go higher than the usual standard schools, to accommodate all the required uses. This produces, inadvertently the chance to establish the front, facing the major road, a strong, formal and identifiable presence in the area. However, the back is conceived as a series of soft gestures designed to kindly connecting to and embracing the humble existing building. Besides pockets of landscaped open spaces and the large ball court in the middle as transition, there are also terraces and skygardens at various levels introduced at strategic locations of the new building to soften the edges and to establish a relax, flowing and penetrative ambience for the students. This idea is further complimented and echoed by curvilinear forms wrapping the open corridors.