Incheon International High School, Incheon, Korea
Exemplary design categories: access, dormitory facilities, green schoolHow the facility meets the needs of education and communities:
The school campus is on an undulating site surrounded by woodland. The main buildings have been sited to harmonise with this natural environment and to cluster teaching, residential and sports facilities in separate zones. Throughout the campus, promenades provide easy access between the various facilities on site. These also offer spaces for relaxation. A “green axis” runs through the campus, providing a pedestrian route from a small area of woodland at the upper end of the site through a patio containing an open-air circular theatre to a courtyard between the teaching block and the gym. All teaching facilities are housed in a six-storey block, comprising a central spine and three wings. There building has been carefully planned to maximise the natural light and ventilation.
Activity Areas: teacher block: 6 floors (Level -1 to level 4) (15 classes); dormitory block: 6 floors (Level -1 to level 4), 60 rooms; gym block: 3 floors (Level -2 to level 0)
Project costs: KRW 17,100,000,000.00
Source: "Designing for Education: Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011"