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French International School Jardine’s Lookout

Cost-effective, efficiently delivered refresh of the French International School in Hong Kong.

The French International School Jardine’s Lookout campus has sat on the hill with the view of Happy Valley for more than 30 years. Now they have a brand new outlook to celebrate their 38th year of professional education in Hong Kong.

PMDL in collaboration with Greater Group were appointed to delivery Phase 1 – a renovation of Block E and a dance studio.
Block E is a mix of learning spaces, canteens and a roof playground. With the tight time constrain, PMDL delivered a design proposal which balanced the client’s requirements of practicality and budget.

The design principal was to establish a cost-effective solution which suit the school contemporary eduction needs, with a good use of natural light and comfortable learning environment.

The learnings spaces were refurbished with simple materials such as vinyl floor and laminated joinery to brighten the room with a warm and create a welcoming atmosphere for students. With careful consideration, all the cabling and services are concealed inside the acoustic panel ceiling and bulkhead for a clean, modern look. The accent colours are the key highlight inside the room playing respect to the school brand colours.

The canteen and roof playground are designed with interesting lighting and floor pattern to enhance usage. The project also included the facade upgrade with new furnishing with highlighted colours and new window systems.

With our experience in education design spanning across the last 25 years and in a range of school types and locations, we were able to bring to the table a global approach to international school design and the fundamentals in terms of space planning to align with current pedagogical needs and allow for future growth.

LOCATION Hong Kong

YEAR 2021