The first phase implementation of Ennead’s master plan for the oldest international school in Korea, the high school is intended to set not only a new standard for future phases of the development of Seoul Foreign School, but throughout Korea and beyond.
The New High School will be a beautiful and efficient machine for contemporary learning, rooted in its context while shaped by international best practices.
Focused on promoting the physical learning environment while preserving the unique character of the campus, the master plan provides a road map for managing anticipated growth and refurbishment. The strategic, sequenced replacement of aging facilities establishes the School as an environmentally-conscious, technologically-advanced leader among international schools in the Asia Pacific region.
A uniform and flexible design of the general use classrooms allows teachers and students to move seamlessly from one classroom to another. Visibility and transparency have been embraced throughout the project. Optimally-controlled daylight in the teaching spaces creates conditions in which the occupants remain alert and focused.
Elements that respond to progressive pedagogies and typically seen in college facilities – flipped classrooms and lounge spaces where students collaborate on independent projects – have been modified for the high school environment.
Seoul, South Korea
462,848 GSF (Master Plan) 185,000 GSF (New High School)
Classrooms, Design Technology Center, Outdoor Terraces, Outdoor Amphitheater