Project size: 8,900 square meters
Construction cost: $9,000,000
Architect: SWA Vietnam Co., Ltd.
Located at the heart of Saigon Pearl – a luxury residence, the project aims to provide attractive, imaginative and stimulating environments, which are also safe and secure places for children to learn in. To allow for future education changes while meeting the areas in the brief ‘s more orthodox accommodation schedules with standard class-rooms. Arranging standard classrooms across a corridor in clusters of four or six can give very useful, flexible and adaptable spaces for the future.
Pupils, staff and visitor arrive in the entry lobby, from here they can see and reach the main hall, library. Circulation of most pupils and staff is by the lifts and the stairs. The movement of pupils around the building can be reduced by arranging an upper school on the Level 3 - 5 and a lower school on the Level 1 – 2. Views between internal spaces encourage a sense of openess between pupils and staff and prevent unsupervised areas providing opportunities for bullying, fully glazed doors allow views into classrooms, and small group rooms are highly glazed.
The design based on the classroom block, place dining room, gymnasium, ballroom at semi-basement to get more “green place” at ground floor. Landscape design around the school provides a secure boundary as well as enclosing and defining the site. A perimeter security fence can be “lost” within the tree planning. Marked with totems with display screens, so the school is able to showcase children’s work to their community and provide other useful information about service and events.