Zaha Hadid Architects focuses on traditional elements and sustainability of production for a school that will partially be built by robots. Situated in China's mountainous Jiangxi province, the educative institution is comprised of a series of barrel-vaulted classrooms. With a focus on optimizing light and introducing nods to local culture, Zaha Hadid Architects focused on a floor plan that will allow for meaningful interaction between the structures.
With an emphasis on efficiency, the classrooms will be built on location, sourcing local building materials and determining best techniques for a smooth construction, even if that requires portions of the school to be built by robots. The on-site machines will craft foam molds for the barrel-like vaults with a hot-wire cutting technique. This not only will minimize construction labor but will "reduce the number of elements [that need] to be delivered to the project's remote location."
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