Branksome Hall is a distinguished community with a valued history. Jeju Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by natural beauty and culture. It was therefore truly an amazing experience to design the Branksome Hall Asia Campus on Jeju Island. Our team was very honored for this unique opportunity.
The Branksome Hall Asia campus, which embodies the values and beliefs of Branksome Hall, whilst at the same time is respectful of the local culture and context of the place. We imagined the campus to be ‘Landscape for Learning’, an environment which reflects integration of buildings with landscape, exploration of intersection of paths and intertwining of functions and forms to encourage social interaction and intellectual exchange, archiving and enriching, multi-faceted Branksome Hall Asia campus community.
Chief Design Architect for Branksome Hall Asia
- Swimming Pool
- The Turf
- Dance Studio
- Tennis Academy
- Golf Academy
- TV Studio
- Audio Studio
Branksome Hall Asia has a purpose-built World Class 50m Olympic Swimming Pool, housing the fastest growing ‘learn to swim’ program in the Global Education City. With its Grades JK and SK swimming lessons through to our High Performance Development and Varsity Swim Squads, everyone at Branksome has the opportunity to learn how to swim and compete on the national stage.
This multi purpose facility is home to a full size soccer pitch and small side game grids. From grass roots to the high performance soccer academy,Branksome coaches u se these resources to develop the four corners of sport (technical,tactical, fundamental, game awareness, life skills and life values. This approach encompasses all aspects of our students’ physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual development.With an amphitheater over-looking the main field, this facility is truly remarkable.
The ‘Gymnasium in the Sky’ is spectacular. With three mini-ball courts, six badminton courts, and a full–size volleyball and basketball court, this resource has a multi-purpose function. Its views over-looking the Global Education City alone are worth experiencing. Our sport academies train five days a week across a range of codes and high performance speed, agility, quickness and plyometric programs in this well equipped facility.
As tennis is the perfect sport for a healthy body and a healthy mind, Branksome Hall Asia tennis courts provide the ultimate opportunity for all ages to play. This facility houses four courts, with a hard court surface for maximum rebound and minimum friction. Surrounded by the view of Mount Halla and the Global Education Community, this resource is great for hot summer days.
The Golf Driving Range and Putting Green is home to the Branksome Golf Academy. With eight driving bays, a chipping bunker and four putting holes, our in-house golf coaches can perfect your golf swing, help you become a professional golfer, teach you to become the future stars of golf and help you with your golf fitness. Branksome Hall believes golf is for life.
This modern 450 seat auditorium is the main venue for all our musical and theatrical performances. It features state-of-the-art lighting and audio system and and orchestral pit that can be raised to extend the stage. It is also fitted out with High Definition video cameras to allow us to record and stream school events.
The digital TV Studio is fitted out with the latest HD video and audio technology which allows our students the opportunity to learn in a real world environment. The built in blue screen teaches students about chroma keying and how it is used in the film industry. A Mac Pro with dual cinema displays running industry standard software makes up the editing suite.
Encompassing the first two floors of our Center for Learning, the library is the centerpiece of our school. As well as housing our substantial multilingual print resource collection, the library contains a variety of large and small group work areas, presentation spaces, and comfortable quiet spaces to read and study in the afternoon sunlight. The library houses the school’s archives, both physical and virtual, provides access to a variety of technology resources, and plays host to special events such as author visits and an annual book fair.