Jinxi Wei

Vitality Campus

Health issues have long been regarded as the top priority problem in students' living and study. The World Health Organization, finds that more than 80% of school student globally did not meet current recommendations of at least one hour of physical activity per day (WHO report, 2017). Whether international or local students, it is very difficult to maintain regular physical activity for a certain time under the dual pressure of university study and life. In the long run, this sub-health caused by lack of physical activities will lead more physical and mental diseases.

On the contrary, physical activities can not only relieve the pressure of life and study, but also is an effective way of establishing social communications and greatly improve the loneliness caused by language and culture differences. In addition, due to the closure of school sports center and apartment gyms caused by COVID-19, it is more difficult to carry out sports activities conveniently.

In order to provide a healthy and comfortable space for the growth of student, the concept to build a Vitality Campus as an identity will have the value of exploration in this thesis statement. Vitality campus which means to see the building as a dynamic vitality which is planned, structured, repetitive, and aims to improve or maintain one or more components of physical fitness (Seyed Bagher Hossinia , Saeed Azemati.2015), while adapting different needs of students. As for an identity, vitality campus not only means to build an ESD or nature connection architecture which are focusing on providing a healthy liveable space passively, but to build an identity which is actively evoking potential desire for physical activities and interactions between different group of people. At the same time, it is a friendly approach to welcome public participation for campus student hub.

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