FGLA 2019 Merit: iSchool Quang Tri

Institutional / 2nd Quarter 2019

FGLA 2019 Merit: iSchool Quang Tri

The school seeks to be environmentally friendly by adapting its design to the local climate and site conditions. Strategies such as collecting rainwater from the roof and storing it in a 600-cubic-metre cistern for reuse; covering the outer shell of the school with double-layered roof and walls to mitigate heat gain and protect from heavy rains while enhancing air circulation; using a variety of local materials; installing solar hot water and energy saving lighting systems; placing classrooms and dormitories in the southeast, corridors in the west; and so on. Application of greenery and landscaping had also been researched on to select the most suitable plants for the soil conditions in Quang Tri; 536 large trees have been planted along with 29,000 square metres of grass, maintained via an automatic watering system from the rainwater tank.

The school covers a total floor area of 17,000 square metres for 2,000 students with functional blocks for administration; kindergarten; primary school; high school; kitchen and canteen; pool dormitories; and so on. The spatial design favours connectedness and openness, in an attempt to integrate the built structures with the surrounding blue and green areas, as well as helping students experience an interactive living and learning style.

Project Name
iSchool Quang Tri
Location
Hung Vuong Street, Dong Ha City,
Quang Tri Province, Vietnam
Completion Date
December 2018
Site Area
49,701 square metres
Gross Floor Area
17,000 square metres
Building Height
3 levels
Client/Owner
Nguyen Hoang Group
Architecture Firm
BHA Architecture JSC
Principal Architect
Nguyen Xuan Minh
Main Contractor
MIA Constructions
Civil & Structural Engineer
BHA Architecture JSC
Landscape Architect
BHA Architecture JSC
Environmental Consultant
BHA Architecture JSC

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