The latest award is for “educational architecture”.
The jury thanked IGS and BVN for providing a “lesson in regenerative school building” via the Bibliothèque and Drama Centre.
“This series of projects at International Grammar School involves a series of gritty, cosmopolitan building transformation pieces that form a part of a work in progress, gradually transforming the school campus,” the jury said.
“These new spaces inject lively in-between spaces and characterful specialist learning spaces.
“Each piece of the refurbishment has a particular purpose and unique character.
“The timber-lined library spaces have the flexibility to be rearranged for project-based learning.
“Gathering spaces and study nooks surround larger open-plan group areas that cater to many different learning modes, solo and teamwork.
“The new theatre space embraces all aspects of the dramatic arts, from behind the scenes and on stage to audience participation.
“The IGS project leads by example, showing students a more sustainable way of thinking
about how we should approach improving our built environment.
“That is, incrementally and thoughtfully, with efficient and skillful use of available resources.”
IGS thanks and congratulates BVN for their work, which benefits our students every day.