October 31, 2018
An innovatively designed, purpose-built Early Childhood Education complex
Hong Kong International School (HKIS), founded in 1966, is a leading international private school offering pre-K to 12 American-style education to 2,700 students from more than 40 nationalities in four school divisions on two campuses, Repulse Bay and Tai Tam, in the southern district of Hong Kong.
This redevelopment project for the Lower Primary School (LPS) division was first conceived under a Master Facilities Plan in 2005, when only portions of the original LPS, built in 1975, were considered for rebuilding. However, after extensive design studies, it was determined that entire demolition and rebuilding something new, creative and practical was necessary to meet the educational needs and future growth of LPS.
In its final form, the new HKIS LPS building comprises 31,250 square metres of new construction to accommodate 770 students and 150 teaching staff members, including an 8-storey, state-of-the-art Early Childhood Education building with podium roof for both covered and outdoor playgrounds, as well as 7 storeys of staff residences above, amidst the greenery of Repulse Bay and Tai Tam Country Park.
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