Fidelia Florentia

Architecture/Architecture (International) (RIBA Part 1) BA(Hons)


If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach people. — Confucius

This project is an Eco Learning Centre and Biodiversity Garden located in Kunming, China. The city is known as the ‘City of Perpetual Spring’ and famous for its biodiversity. The site is located in the ‘Wenming Block’, one of two remaining heritage blocks where Confucius temple sits.

Inspired by the quotes above, the main design goals are to promote biodiversity, preserve history, and attract visitors. To achieve that, there are five separate buildings: a game pavilion to play mahjong, an outdoor theatre for taichi and dance, a library, a cafe, and a museum. The design is based on the idea of harmony, hierarchy, and symmetry inspired by Fengshui and Chinese architecture.

Everything is designed according to both the vertical and horizontal axis of the site so that the connection between the Temple site and the LearnErsity site is visible throughout the journey. In the future, the complex will help to create a sustainable natural and economical environment while preserving culture and educate people.