The Center of Abundant Journey

CompanySavannah College of Art and Design
ClientAnne Bauer
Prize3rd Place in Architecture Categories / New Commercial Building
Entry Description

The Center of Abundant Journey in the Art of Martial Arts was completed in a focused Graduate collaborative design studio with a partnered diversified elective in the Graduate Animation Department. Specifically, the Center of Abundant Journey focuses on the implementation of a Shaolin Martial Arts Teaching Center specializing in Kung Fu and Tai Chi that includes short term and long term training and housing for its students. Located in the Henan Province of China where the first methods of Shaolin Kung Fu were taught at the Shaolin Temple, there is a heavy presence of the Shaolin Culture immediately surrounding the site. The campus itself offers proper teaching, meditation, training, lecture, and housing facilities for the students, while some of those entities are also open to the public. Through the partnered animation elective, energy and movement of the human body played a role in the design of this campus.