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School Building Developments

Major Education Architecture Projects from around the World – Key Contemporary Properties

post updated 1 October 2021

School building designs

Guide to School Building Developments

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of School Building Designs.

We cover completed education buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary Education buildings.

We have 5 pages of School Architecture selections.

School Buildings : news + key projects

School Building Developments A-E (this page)

School Building Designs : F-K

School Architecture Designs : L-O

School Architecture : O-Z

New School Building Development Designs

Key Education Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

College CEBES – Porto School Building, Portugal
Design: OVAL – Avelino Oliveira, architects
Portuguese College Building - School Building Developments
photo : Joao Morgado
Portuguese School Building – 10 Apr 2013
A group of buildings for the new facilities of the College Cebes (secondary school), which is situated in Foz do Douro, in the municipality of Porto. The project proposes a building that is based on the integration in the surrounding environment characterized by single-family luxury homes, volumes somewhat fragmented, with balconies and rooftops.

Ecole Bobigny, Paris, France
Design: Mikou Design Studio
School Building Bobigny
image from architect studio
Bobigny School Building – 5 Mar 2013
The city centre school in Bobigny is in a strategic urban location, bounded by three large streets and by a pedestrian space on the north. It is in the middle of an urban complex mainly composed of housing, near the city hall. Therefore this new school is a visually remarkable amenity, visible by its façades and its roof, a founding element of the project onto which the openings of the neighbouring dwellings face.

Dagenham Park School, east London, England
Design: AHMM
Dagenham Park School Building
image : Tim Soar / AHMM
Dagenham Park School – 31 Oct 2012
Dagenham Park Church of England School is one of the final BSF projects to be delivered. It replaces a number of outdated buildings with a new performing arts teaching building within a unified campus of the retained Sports Centre and D&T Building.

Claude Bernard School, Paris, France
Design: Atelier d’Architecture Brenac & Gonzalez
Claude Bernard France - School Building Developments
photo © Sergio Grazia
Claude Bernard School – 29 Oct 2012
Despite the surface area of the lot, its location near the canal provides very interesting poetic potential. So that the children can benefit fully from the location and enjoy the views, we have created two frontages, one north-facing, and the other south-facing.

Binh Duong School, Vietnam
Design: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Binh Duong School Vietnam Education Building
photograph : Hiroyuki Oki
Binh Duong School – 27 Aug 2012
Binh Duong, a new city 30 minutes away from Ho Chi Minh City, has a typical tropical climate all year round. The site is located in the middle of a flourishing forest…people are in harmony with the nature, making the border between the inside and the outside ambiguously. The architects tried to embed the building into the site by delivering Vietnam-orientated generous spirit of natural land into the school design.

Allschwil School Competition, Switzerland
Design: RaichdelRio, estudi d’arquitectura + others
Allschwil School Building
image from architects firm
Allschwil School Competition – 5 Jul 2012
The competition asks for a big school in Allscwhil, a low density residential zone, in the only free spot of a certain dimension in the area. The proposal seeks keeping the public void by formalizing a proposal near of the environment. After a careful analysis of the program, two main piece dimensions appear: the common pieces of a certain dimension (gym, day school, music school and workshops) and the specific classrooms of primary and secondary school.

Colegio Bernadette, Madrid, Spain
Colegio Bernadette Building - School Architecture Developments
image from architect practice
Colegio Bernadette – added 1 Apr 2012
This is a new primary and secondary school building in Aravaca.

Evelyn Grace Academy, London, UK
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Brixton School Building Development
photograph © Luke Hayes
Brixton School Building Development
This radical new school building development broadens not only the educational diversity of this active and historical part of London but also augments the built environment in a predominantly residential area. The building assumes a strong urban character and identity which is legible to both the local and neighbouring zones.

Embelgasse School, Vienna, Austria
Design: AllesWirdGut
Embelgasse School Building
image :
Embelgasse School Building
This is a vocational training school for administration. With its large glass surfaces, the ground floor affords an insight into everyday school life, opening the inside of the block to the street. The outward appearance of the new vocational training school is characterized by openness, transparency, and through views. On the upper floors, what is going on inside the school is presented, in a typecase-like grid pattern, as part of the facade and thus of the street space.

Key Education Architecture Developments, alphabetical:

Abu Dhabi School Buildings, UAE
Design: Broadway Malyan
Abu Dhabi School Building
photo from architects firm
Abu Dhabi School Buildings

Anansi Playground Building, Utrecht, Holland
Design: Mulders vandenBerk Architecten
Anansi Playground Building
photo : Roel Backaert
Anansi Playground Building Development

A P Møller School, Germany
Design: Arkitektfirmaet C. F. Møller
A P Møller School Building
photo : Julian Weyer
A P Møller School

Bexhill High School, England
Design: Devereux Architects
Bexhill High School
photo : Ed Hill
Bexhill High School Building

Bilger Breustedt school, Munich, Germany
Design: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Taufkirchen School Building
image from Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Taufkirchen School Development

The Bridge Academy, Hackney, London, England, UK
Bridge Academy School Building Developments
image © Martine Hamilton Knight
The Bridge Academy

Bristol Metropolitan College, south west England, UK
Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Bristol Metropolitan College
photo from CABE
Bristol Metropolitan College

Canterbury School Aquatic Center, USA
Butler Rogers Baskett Architects
Canterbury School Aquatic Center
image from the architect studio
Canterbury School Aquatic Center, Milford

Corby Academy, central England, UK
Foster + Partners
Corby Academy Development - School Building Developments
image : narinder sagoo_foster partners
Corby School Building, Northamptonshire

Dunraven School, London, south east England, UK
Sall, Cullinen and Buck Architects Ltd
Dunraven School Building
photo from CABE
Dunraven School, Streatham

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School Architecture Developments

Education Buildings – no images:

Eco Secondary School, Mäder, Austria
Baumschlager Eberle

Nursery School Buildings : Designs
Tellus Nursery
picture from architect office

Oxford Academy School

Scottish School Buildings

Better School Design – Monthly Article for e-architect
El-Shaddai school
photo : Article 25

Buildings / photos for the Contemporary School Architecture Developments page welcome