The construction of the ISA Science City Campus started in 2018. So far, the school's foundation work has been completed, and ground construction is underway. It is expected to be put into use in September 2020, providing a world-class K-12 international education for nearly 2,000 students (2-18 years old).
The ISA Science City Campus is located in Yushu Road, Science City, adjacent to the Guangdong Olympic Center, only 15-minute drive from the Zhujiang New Town Campus. The campus has a total construction area of 73,000 square meters. It will be built into a leading domestic and world-class international school.
After global bidding, it finally commissioned the joint design of Singapore CPG and Guangdong Architectural Design Institute, and entrusted the China Construction Third Bureau, which is famous for building construction benchmarks, as the general contractor of the project.
The China Construction Third Bureau is a Fortune 100 company with a special qualification for building construction projects. The company specializes in the high-end construction market, and has successively undertaken key government projects such as the Baiyun International Conference Center, Guangzhou Grand Theatre and the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center. This company has won the “City Award”, the National Quality Engineering Award and the AAA-level Credit Works. With its rich construction experience and excellent construction technology, the China Construction Third Bureau will make the ISA Science City campus a benchmark for the quality of international schools in South China.
Singapore CPG group has designed more than 550 modern schools around the world, dedicated to the design and development of global education programs, integrating the school's teaching philosophy into architectural design and creating a campus environment that stimulates learning. Singapore CPG adheres to the design philosophy of “all around the learners”, and aims to provide students with an environment that encourages learning, fosters students' innovative spirit, practices whole-person education, promotes students' global awareness, encourages all-round development, and encourages lifelong learning.
The design team uses the characteristics of hillside terrain to fully exploit a large amount of space, creatively create a three-dimensional, environmentally-friendly campus environment, which can enrich teaching activities by setting up a variety of learning spaces. It adopts British and American healthy and ecological standards to build the school into a leading domestic and world-class international forest school.
The Science City Campus consists of seven parts: the administrative building, the kindergarten, the primary school, the middle school department (includes junior and senior high school), the library, the teaching complex, the student dormitory and the teacher's apartment. The teaching complex is the largest, the most central and most functional in the campus. The single building can be connected to the rest of the building.
Architectural Features 建筑特色：
1. Kindergarten: Considering relative independence and connectivity, the interior has sufficient activity areas and teaching spaces, and through the split-level design, it increases lighting and ventilation performance.
2. Elementary School: The use of a triangular structure allows for a closer connection between the classrooms and a relatively independent shared learning space. The hollowed out design of the façade will increase the ventilation between the interior of the building and other buildings.
3. Middle School: There are a number of physical, chemical, and biological laboratories, and there are independent lecture halls to distribute more learning and sharing space.
4. Library: There are four floors, with a circular structure and internal split-level design to increase reading sharing and exchange learning environment.
5. Teaching complex: It has many functions such as art, music and sports, including:
Ø 400 meters Olympic standard runway stadium
Ø 50m Olympic Games standard heated swimming pool
Ø heated swimming pool for kindergarten students to use independently;
Ø 1000 square meters indoor gymnasium;
Ø A comprehensive studio that can accommodate up to 800 people;
Ø Knowledge courtyard
Ø Multiple music practice rooms, orchestra practice rooms, drama practice rooms, art rooms, fitness rooms, technology labs, electronic media rooms, etc.
Ø Multiple small and medium-sized shared learning spaces and exhibition space.
ISA International School of Guangzhou (ISA) is located in Zhujiang New Town CBD. We are committed to creating a community, which is focused on individual learners, nurturing their gifts and talents, and helping them become responsible global citizens and internationally-minded young men and women. Our education will follow a holistic model, which balances academic and cocurricular pursuits with leadership, character and moral development. It will be a community where many nationalities and cultures come together and learn from each other.
The construction of the ISA Science City campus is proceeding in an orderly manner. If you would like to know more about the planning of the campus, individual tours of ISA are always welcome.