30 Sep '14, 1pm

Boring class? Just go for a run:

Boring class? Just go for a run:

Land shortage is a common problem in the old but cramped city of Zhejiang, and the nearly 78,000-square-foot area allocated for the elementary school was simply not big enough to comfortably fit ground-level recreational space. Thus, LYCS Architecture designed a rooftop running track and recreational court that, according to China Daily , have been very well received by the students since the school’s opening early this month. This space-saving solution also helped the architects keep the school to a height of four floors, rather than the originally planned height of five.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/a-650-foot-long-running-track-tops-t...

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