The Heights教学楼综合体,美国

The Heights教学楼综合体,美国 / BIG





类型:建筑 景观

材料:瓷砖 混凝土 玻璃


分类:教育中心 教育建筑

The Heights从一条垂直中心轴向外展开,形成由多个绿植露台堆叠出的梯田式建筑。该建筑在满足阿灵顿两个县级学校项目的学术需求的同时,也于密集的城市环境中形成了一个垂直社区。

The Heights Building opens as a cascade of green terraces fanning from a central axis, addressing the academic needs of Arlington’s two county-wide school programs while forming a vertical community within its dense urban context.

▼设计示意图:垂直校园+社区,the vertical campus + community diagram

The Heights位于阿灵顿的Rosslyn-Ballston走廊, 将H-B Woodlawn和Eunice Kennedy Shriver两所现有的中学合并到一个面积为18万平方英尺、可容纳775名学生的全新建筑中。在与阿灵顿公立学校(APS)、WRAP(西罗斯林地区计划)和阿灵顿社区的紧密合作下,新建筑既为H-B Woodlawn的视觉和表演艺术课程提供支持,也为有特殊教育需求的学生提供丰富的资源。目前,The Heights正致力于获得LEED的金级认证。

▼建筑远景及周边环境,far view of the building and surroundings

▼建筑临街入口,the street entrance of the building

Located along Arlington’s Rosslyn-Ballston corridor, The Heights merges two existing secondary schools – the H-B Woodlawn Program and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Program – into a new 180,000sf building to accommodate an expected enrollment of up to 775 students. Working closely with Arlington Public Schools (APS), WRAP (West Rosslyn Area Plan) and the Arlington community, the design supports both H-B Woodlawn’s visual and performing arts-focused curricula and Shriver’s extensive resources for students with specialized educational needs. The Heights is currently on track to achieve LEED Gold.




Situated within a compact urban site bounded by roads on three sides and a portion of Rosslyn Highlands Park, The Heights is conceived as a stack of five rectangular floor plates that rotate around a fixed pivot point, maintaining the community feeling and spatial efficiencies of a one-story school.

▼The Heights由一条垂直中心轴向外展开,形成由多个绿植露台堆叠出的梯田式建筑,the Heights Building opens as a cascade of green terraces fanning from a central axis




Green terraces above each floor become an extension of the classroom, creating an indoor-outdoor learning landscape for both students and teachers — an educational oasis rather than a traditional school setting. A rotating central staircase cuts through the interior of the building to connect the four-tiered terraces, allowing students to circulate outside and forge a stronger bond between the neighborhood and the school. While the upper terraces are more suitable for intimate classes and quiet study areas, the spacious first terrace and 18,700sf recreation field also serve as public event venues for school-wide and neighborhood activities.

▼露台景观,the terrace landscape

▼从露台方位看向教学楼,look at the teaching building from the direction of the terrace

▼露台上的楼梯也成为学生们学习和讨论的场所,the staircase on the terrace has also become a place for students to study and discuss

▼拥有城市景观的露台,terraces with urban views

从威尔逊大道(Wilson Boulevard)出发,学生、教师和工作人员会来到一个三层楼高的大堂,这里的阶梯式座椅是学生和公众的室内集会空间。

From Wilson Boulevard, students, teachers and staff are greeted by a triple-height lobby with stepped seating that double as an indoor gathering space for both student assemblies and public gatherings.

▼内部大厅拥有阶梯式座椅,the interior hall with step seats



Many of the school’s common spaces, including the 400-seat auditorium, main gymnasium, library, reception and cafeteria, are centrally located and directly adjacent to the lobby. Easy accessibility to the community-oriented programs hosted in the school encourages public interaction throughout the building, creating a welcoming environment while heightening the visual connectivity between the shared spaces. Other specialized student spaces include an art studio, science and robotic labs, music rehearsal rooms and two performing arts theaters.

▼体育馆与一旁通往图书馆的阶梯式阅读区,the gymnasium and a stepped reading area on one side leading to the library

▼图书馆位于体育馆之上,the library is above the gym

教室模块作为主要的组织元素,围绕着一个包含了电梯、楼梯和浴室的垂直核心区域。当学生从中央楼梯进入教室时,迎接他们的是一个渐变色的空间:每个教室区域都有从地板之上一直延伸到天顶的专属颜色,为师生营造了一个充满活力的社交氛围。The Shriver Program占用了两层建筑空间来为年龄在11到22岁的学生提供特殊教育,并开设体育馆、庭院、职业理疗室和感官小屋等专门的项目空间。


The classroom bars serve as the primary organizing elements, surrounding a central vertical core that contains the elevators, stairs and bathrooms. As students enter from the central staircase, they are greeted by an expanded gradient of the color spectrum: each classroom bar is defined by its own color, combining intuitive way finding with a vibrant social atmosphere from the ground to the sky. The Shriver Program providing special education for students aged 11 to 22 occupy two floors of the building accessible from the ground floor, and h**e specialized spaces dedicated to support APS’ Functional Life Skills program as well as privacy and ease of accessibility: the gymnasium, courtyard, occupational physical therapy suite and sensory cottage are designed to aid in sensory processing.

▼每间教室门口都设有储存柜,each classroom door has a storage cabinet

▼每一个教室区域都有专属的渐变色彩,each classroom area has its own gradient color

▼明艳的色彩营造出活力的氛围,bright colour builds the atmosphere that gives vigor

The Heights在外部采用优雅的白色釉面砖来将五个体块统一,并突出扇形教室模块的倾斜角度。雕塑般的建筑形式、来自建筑内部的能量和活力也都通过白色立面得以呈现。在与周围环境和前威尔逊学校的理念保持一致的同时,建筑的材料色彩也是向亚历山大老城的历史建筑的致敬。

The Heights’ exterior is materialized in a graceful white glazed brick to unify the five volumes and highlight the oblique angles of the fanning classroom bars, allowing the sculptural form, the energy and the activity of the inside to take centre stage. In keeping the surrounding neighborhood and former Wilson School in mind, the building’s material palette pays homage to the historical architecture of Old Town Alexandria.

▼外立面细部,details of the facade

Code: WILS
Date: 26/10/2019
Program: Education
Status: Completed
Size in square meter: 16700
Project type: Commission
Client: Arlington Public Schools
Collaborators: LEO A DALY, Robert Silman Associates, Interface Engineering, Gordon, Theatre Projects, Jaffe Holden, Faithful+Gould, GHD, Hopkins Food Service, GeoConcepts, Haley Aldrich, The Sextant Group, Tillotson Design Associates, EHT Traceries, Lerch Bates, Sustainable Design Consulting
Location Text: Arlington, Virginia, USA
Partners-in-Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Daniel Sundlin, Beat Schenk, Thomas Christoffersen
Project Managers: Aran Coakley, Sean Franklin
Project Leaders: Tony-Saba Shiber, Ji-young Yoon, Adam Sheraden 
Team: Amina Blacksher, Anton Bashkaev, Benjamin Caldwell, Bennett Gale, Benson Chien, Cadence Bayley, Cristian Lera, Daisy Zhong, Deborah Campbell, Douglass Alligood, Elena Bresciani, Elnaz Rafati, Evan Rawn, Francesca Portesine, Ibrahim Salman, Jack Gamboa, Jan Leenknegt, Janice Rim, Jin Xin, Josiah Poland, Julie Kaufman, Kam Chi Cheng, Ku Hun Chung, Margherita Gistri, Maria Sole Br**o, Mark Rakhmanov, Mateusz Rek, Maureen Rahman, Nicholas Potts, Pablo Costa, Ricardo Palma, Robyne Some, Romea Muryn, Saecheol Oh, Seo Young Shin, Seth Byrum Shu Zhao, Sidonie Muller, Simon D**id, Tammy Teng, Terrence Chew, Valentina Mele, Vincenzo Polsinelli, Zach Walters, Ziad Shehab

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