Transformed Spaces to Support Innovative Learning

Our school is excited to announce the upcoming transformations of four learning spaces on campus.

With a mission to create a physical environment that allows our school to continue innovating in line with the Future of Learning, WAB has collaborated with the world-renowned design studio Rosan Bosch Studio to prototype four learning spaces on campus.

"In schools with innovative pedagogies like yours, the buildings can start holding you back," Rosan Bosch said. "This project will be supporting the innovative methodologies and Targets of FLoW21."

For this project, Rosan Bosch and Archiland International have partnered to create a team of architects, designers, creative thinkers, sociologists, and experts in learning processes who work in communication and education, process management and implementation, and user involvement.

On a Thursday gathering with faculty and staff, Rosan shared concepts and initial plans for the transformation of four spaces: the Kindergarten, Grade 3, Middle School Math, and High School Design. In March, the group will share their finalized blueprints with the community, and construction will take place over the 2019 summer holiday.

Design, layout, color, and functional decisions were guided by the main characteristics and values of the school, including an integration of Chinese culture, trusting and caring relationships, learner-centered approach, family and community-driven atmosphere, openness and diversity, empowerment of students and teachers, and respect.

There are ten differentiated types of spaces that are flexible, dynamic, and multifunctional included in the designs:

  • Exhibition
  • Writing & drawing
  • Library
  • Theater
  • Laboratory
  • Sound
  • Stillness
  • Bio
  • Construction
  • Movement

Rosan Bosch and her team will return to WAB in March and May to work with teachers on using the spaces, and the team will be here after construction once again to continue supporting most effective use of the spaces. These discussions, use of the new spaces, and feedback from our community will guide the transformation of the rest of our campus' journey to achieve the Future of Learning.