Japanese Middle School – Qingdao Old Town

Qingdao’s Old Town is full of historical international architecture from previous occupations. Located to the north of Yushan Road, is the former site of the Japanese Middle School. This two-story building follows Japanese architecture with a plane layout shaped like “山” which means mountain is Chinese. The building, designed by Tadashi Mikami of Japan, is constructed of brick, wood, stone, and reinforced concrete. The classrooms are arranged at one side of the corridors with windows located on the other side. The yellow walls are decorated with corrugated patterns and topped with a red tile roof adorned with prominent gables. At present it is an administrative office building on the Ocean University of China, Qingdao campus.

青岛日本中学校旧址位于鱼山路北侧,建筑平面呈”山“字形,主体为二层,正面和两翼都采用单面内走廊形式联通各教室,建筑风格为同时期日本公共建筑形式,墙面装饰以黄色波纹,屋顶覆以红瓦并局部设突起的山墙,细部和檐口的处理采用了集仿主义的风格。建筑的结构形式为砖木、钢筋混凝土混合体系。该建筑建成于1921年,为日本建筑师三上贞设计,现为中国海洋大学办公楼。

Site of the former Japanese Middle School
7 YuShan Road
Built in 1921
Shinan District, Shandong Province, Qingdao. P.R. China
青岛日本中学校旧址: 中国山东省青岛市南区 鱼山路7号

Photograph © Colton Dirks

Japanese Middle School – Qingdao Old Town
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