Broadway Malyan to design Dulwich College in China

Broadway Malyan has been commissioned to design a 1,500-capacity campus in China for an international offshoot of  top UK independent school Dulwich College.

The practice will deliver a wide range of masterplanning, architectural, interior and landscape design services.

The new campus in Minhang, Shanghai, is the latest planned by the client, following the creation of Dulwich College Shanghai in Pudong in 2003.

It will be constructed on a 40,000m2 site, with a GFA of 72,000m2.

The architectural design is a contemporary reflection of the UK school’s brand heritage.

It will serve international students and consist of three distinct schools made up of an early years building, as well as a junior school and senior school building, with ample sporting facilities.

The practice’s masterplan wraps accommodation around a grand quad featuring multi-use turf sports pitches and a cricket oval, focusing the internal on the external.

The first phase of the campus is split into four buildings, combined early years and juniors, a central facilities building housing a 560-seat theatre, senior school and an indoor sports hall including a 50m swimming pool.

The sports hall sits to the north of the junior school, while the proposed boarding house lies adjacent to the senior school.

Each of the schools features a modern take on the cloistered courtyard, providing a range of external teaching, learning and playground landscapes.