British International Kindergarten

Situated at the historical and commercial area in Seoul, South Korea, one of the main features of this project is the abundant free open space next to each classroom. Rooms opening toward the South have a wooden deck terrace that becomes an outside play space by opening the full height sliding windows. And rooms opening toward the North have double height interior open spaces that feel like an exterior space where the 7m high glass shutters are opened. This new building’s facades respond to its site condition of the busy street in front by having punched aluminum slat shutters or walls which fit in the 4.5m x 3.5m structural grid.