Construction has started on Bogle Architects’ International School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The scheme will provide teaching facilities for over 900 students on a 1.15 hectare site adjacent to the River Saigon.
The school is positioned on the site in direct response to the sun’s trajectory – allowing daylight to enter from the north and south facades while restricting heat gain.
The design is notable for its clarity – all the main facilities are arranged along a central spine or ‘high street’. Classrooms are specifically located to optimise environmental conditions and improve students’ wellbeing.