Henning Larsen’s Hong Kong office was commended in this year’s American Institute of Architects’ International Region Conference in Shanghai, with the French International School of Hong Kong picking up a Sustainable Future Award and partner Claude Godefroy receiving a merit award for excellence in architectural design on the project.
The French International School, located in Hong Kong’s Tseung Kwan O district pushes the boundaries on how learning spaces can allow teachers and classes to work together in a more collaborative open space. The 19,600m2 school, which comprises two school buildings and a large open-air campus, is at the forefront of pedagogical innovation in Hong Kong.
Claude Godefroy explained if the project: “With its wide array of sustainable measures, ranging from the choice of materials to the many passive designs to economize energy and ensure great daylight, to the way the school is able to share spaces with the surrounding community, the new campus of FIS offers lessons in sustainable architecture for pupils and local builders.”
Since its completion in 2018 the French International School of Hong Kong has also received a commendation in the Chicago Athenaeum’s International Architecture Awards. Henning Larsen has been recognized in previous editions of the International Region Awards; in 2018 Nordea Bank headquarters in Copenhagen received an Honor Award for Open International Architecture and in 2016 both Campus Kolding at SDU and Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus were named winners.