Client for the scheme is Dulwich College International, the international partner of UK independent school, Dulwich College.
The new campus in Minhang, Shanghai, follows the creation of the college’s first international site in Pudong, China, in 2003. Since then, Dulwich College has established schools in Beijing, Suzhou (China), in Seoul (Korea) and another is opening in Singapore in August 2014. Dulwich also has two A-level programmes in Suzhou and Zhuhai.
Broadway Malyan won the appointment against a competitive field of international designers and consultants.
The Minhang campus has space for two schools within the first phase. Dulwich College will serve international students and consist of three distinct schools made up of an early years building, as well as a junior school and senior school building, with sporting facilities. Meanwhile, Dulwich College International is still determining the nature of the second school on the site.
The Dulwich College campus will be constructed on a 40,000m2, with the gross floor area of about 72,000m2, with Dulwich College accommodating about 1,500 students.
The practice’s masterplan wraps accommodation around a grand quad featuring multi-use turf sports pitches and a cricket oval.
The first phase of the campus is split into four buildings, combined early years and juniors, a central facilities building housing a 560 seat professional theatre, senior school and an indoor sports hall including a 50m swimming pool.
The sports hall sits to the north of the junior school, while the proposed boarding house lies adjacent to the senior school. Each of the schools features a modern take on the cloistered courtyard.