The project encompasses an area of 2ha, located in the Tay Ho Tay New Urban Zone. The goal is to design a complex for inter-level education from preschool to high school, including personal development facilities such as a performance center and swimming school.

Project Name: 112 THE DEWEY SCHOOL
Studio Name: 1+12 Architects

Chief architects: Hoang Thuc Hao, Do Minh Duc
Architects in charge: Nguyen Xuan Ngoc, Le Xuan Viet, Le Dinh Hung, Nguyen Ba Duc, Pham Hong Ngoc
Client: Edufit international education corporation joint-stock company
Location: Lot H3 – LC Tay Ho Tay urban area center.
Finished year: 2020
Site Area: 20.859,7 m2
Construction area: 8344 m2 – Density : 40%
Total floor area: 39,968 m2
Consultant: 1+1>2 Architects
Photography Credits: Quang Thach, 1+1>2 Architects

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The Dewey schools’ architectural features manifest a modern, and liberal ambiance, standing as a landmark in the wider land area.

The complex consists of three main functional zones: the classrooms openings are positioned primarily along the North-South axis; the common area (canteen, library, multifunctional gymnasium) is placed right at the center to ensure direct access from all directions; and the semi-detached administrative area. The system of corridors bridges all functional zones to form a solid unit. In between these zones are the playgrounds, sports fields, and green areas. The main entrance is highlighted by a grand concave corridor, which is curved backward to make an open and welcoming square.

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The design also considers the outer flow of natural elements, human movement, and traffic. The facades are created with volumetric blocks, weaving in vertical and horizontal line placement. The vertical sunshades are disposed at the longer sides of the project to control the amount of solar radiation. The internal circulation is also carefully calculated, each route is reserved for a specific user to prevent congestion. The three entrances steer one-way traffic: One lane is for private vehicles to pick up the students, the remains are for the buses, and the theater – swimming school block.

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The school, in general, is friendly and convenient. The building design comes from the form of the site itself, with respect for the surroundings, social responsibility, and sustainability in mind. This is to ensure that students at The Dewey schools are able to experience an ideal learning environment, where modern facilities do not compromise the relevant and cozy feel of the place.


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