Yuhu Elementary School Expansion [玉湖小学扩建], Lijiang, Yunnan: 27.000890, 100.204860
Yuhu Elementary School Expansion [玉湖小学扩建]
Rebuilding of a school in a rural area, mixing modern and vernacular techniques
Location: [玉龙纳西族自治县] Yulong Naxi autonomous County, Lijiang, Yunnan
Typology: School Scale: 1,330sqm Contracting authority: Lijiang local authorities Main Stakeholders:Lixiaodong AtelierYear: 2003-2004
Located close to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lijiang, Yuhu Elementary School is a project that aims to couple modern building technologies with vernacular architecture, in accordance with the culture and social needs of the local population. Without any commercial purpose, the project depends on local villagers, who can later make further use of the skills they obtained during its construction. This project is an example of integration of modern techniques and facilities into tight knit communities.