School of Design

Herman Boon

The Chinese community of Perth envisioned the urge of developing an international school in preparation for the exponential growth in international students, especially the Chinese.

The development is located at the corner of Stirling Highway and Hampden Road, which was initially occupied by the University of Western Australia. All current buildings will be relocated, as the client has requested the designer to develop a proper masterplan development where the new international school sits as the heart of the precinct.

The new school houses 500 students, 60 of whom stay on-board. The school will provide education from kindergarten to high school.

The school will also participate in events like Sports Day, Art-Music-Dance Performance, Swimming Gala and Open Day. Thus, a welcoming atmosphere for the public is essential. The main challenge here is to integrate all levels of students within the same school while ensuring the control of student behaviour remains manageable.