Canadian International School Kunshan (CISK)

CompanyB+H Architects
Lead DesignerCeline Wang
ClientB+H Architects
Prize(s)2nd Place in Architecture Categories / Institutional
Entry Description

B+H Architects provided master plan, architecture and
interior design services for the Canadian International
School Kunshan, located in the Province of Jiangsu,
China. Incorporating administration buildings, a library,
student and teacher apartments, and an integrated
network of recreational spaces, the promotion of outdoor
space as learning and social environments is central to
this master plan. The interior design is inspired by the
journey of discovery about Canada and its culture
through the specific use of materials, colors and icons
throughout the site.

The campus can accommodate up to 1,800 students, with
another 450 vacancies for future use. A plot of 2.7 ha has
been reserved for the construction of a Cultural Exchange
Centre which will provide a venue for academic visits,
conventions, lectures and exhibitions. The project is
founded on the sustainable principals of natural resource
management, self-sufficient systems, sustainable
infrastructure, storm water and waste water management
and building orientation.