Ensuring the right blend between international and Chinese school thinking was a crucial consideration, as was the need to deliver a progressive design that caters for integrated technology and embraces the latest pedagogic methods. The development is grouped around separate school communities set along scholastic axis. At the intersection of these the school hub provides an interactive and outward-looking space at ground floor level with a modern library above.
The architecture is identifiable as an extension of the King’s College School’s identity and ideology while also being inspired by the local context to create a unique school for both international and Chinese learners as well as the local community.
A strong relationship between the buildings and landscape was formed, with the tea terraces of the surrounding hills forming the inspiration for some of the buildings’ forms and the green roofs.
An ecologically responsive school, the scheme features a series of passive open spaces and carefully considered air-conditioned environments that are super insulated and airtight.