Video showcases unique design concepts for Mandarin Chinese school

HISD released a new video that highlights the planning and design of the new Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School as a transparent three-story facility enhanced with Chinese culture and environmental concepts.

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The school, which will be designed by PBK Architects, Inc., is one of 40 schools HISD will rebuild and renovate into a 21st century learning environment with funds from the district’s 2012 bond program. Construction on the new facility at West Alabama Street and McCulloch Circle is scheduled to begin later this year.

The design of the facility focuses on a sun and moon concept in which bright colored learning and academic areas will be located in the sun wing which represents energy, and community spaces will be aligned in the moon wing, which symbolizes a more subtle and reflective area.

“When our kids walk by the hallway and see the evolution of the Chinese characters, that will change the boring hallway into a learning tool,” said Principal Chaolin Chang.

The school will also feature an atrium to allow natural light to flow throughout the campus as well as a media center where students can work individually or collectively.

“It’s going to be just a light-filled space and a beautiful space for the students to learn,” said parent Leslie Culhane.

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  1. April

    This is awesome! I’m so happy HISD is recognizing that Chinese is a major language and is building this new building! I really want my children to go here and learn Chinese and Chinese culture.

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