International School, Tianjin, China

International School, Tianjin, China

A Colorful Campus for a Multi-Cultural School

Founded in 1994, the International School of Tianjin is a standard kindergarten to twelfth grade international school. The school offers an exceptional education for the expanding, culturally diverse international community in Tianjin. In 2018, the entire school building was given a new façade.

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©Yong Hui Guan/Yi Bai Photograph Studio, Tianjin, China

It took thirteen years of collaboration between the International School of Tianjin and Virtuarch to realize the interior design and construction of the “Han” school building and the renovation of the “Qin” school building. The proposed project is for the “Han” school building, designed in 2006/07 and constructed in 2007/08. The façade was renovated in 2018.

©Yong Hui Guan/Yi Bai Photograph Studio, Tianjin, China
©Yong Hui Guan/Yi Bai Photograph Studio, Tianjin, China

The existing school building consists of three relatively independent, but closely connected areas: the main teaching areas with auxiliary teaching space, the public activity zone, and the administrative offices.

©Yong Hui Guan/Yi Bai Photograph Studio, Tianjin, China
©Yong Hui Guan/Yi Bai Photograph Studio, Tianjin, China

From the onset of the design, it was decided the bright red and yellow colors of the school emblem, a dragon and ball, should be incorporated into the façade. The new design continues the original exterior color palette, but rather than plaster and paint, high-quality Swisspearl fiber-cement panels were utilized in eleven color tones.

NICE TO KNOW

Object
International School

 

Location
Tianjin, China

 

Architect
Virtuarch, Shanghai, China

 

Photos
Yong Hui Guan/Yi Bai Photograph Studio, Tianjin, China

 

Building period
2018

 

Façade material
Swisspearl Largo Carat Amber 7082, Sahara 7000, 7001, Solarit P2 6275, Koralit 1380, Rougit 1282, 1272, 0881, P2 0888, 0889, Red P2 314

PDF project sheet
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