The site plan is configured as individual building elements linked together by a series of courtyards. Pedestrian movement through the campus is organised on east-west axes that offer extended views and unite larger zones of experience with shorter north-south axes intersecting these promenades. The lower school is a cluster of smaller buildings while the upper school is consolidated around an atrium to promote intellectual and social exchange. Division into sub-buildings allows for the specific identity of different age groups, each with its own courtyard and place on the campus.
Taking inspiration from traditional Korean palace and garden design, stepped sections and sunken gardens separate age groups and create programmatic connections. At the heart of the courtyard sequence is a 'town square', a semi-amphitheatre in view of all major programme elements. In this way, the process of graduating from grade to grade can be traced as a journey through the school grounds. Building façades and interior space plans underscore this linear order. Internal spaces are fenestrated on north and south sides, where light is tempered by wood screens and spandrels. East and west façades with harsher sun angles are clad with copper panels. Single-sided window exposures in the classrooms allow a balance between natural lighting and control of visual environment.