“A variety of bright and exciting spaces for learning and socialising. Colour defines different uses in a calm and clear way,” Yasmin Shariff, Judge
“A beautifully sculptural piece of architecture. Aptly composed forms stacking and rolling on top of one another. The fluted precast concrete contrasts well with the zinc-cladding boxes. The building looked effortlessly put together,” Ann Lau, Judge.
“A rigorously designed large scale project. The best part is the simplicity of language. Simple spatial planning both horizontally and vertically,” Ann Lau, Judge.
“The overall design is a model example of how redundant buildings in the heart of old settlements can be revived and bring fresh energy and delight for a new generation,” Yasmin Shariff, Judge.
“The architects of this well considered and thoughtful design have somehow made the school feel like a mini San Francisco - long views, steep slopes and layered spaces - like the city itself,” Chris Boyce, Judge.
“To be able to transform a sterile prison into a vibrant school is commendable. It takes advantage of the existing infrastructure, which isn't conducive for a school, and turns it on its head,” Gary Li, Judge.
“A clever and inventive response to a very tight site and a complex program. The design creates moments of joy for the future students,” Ian Brewster, Judge.
“An interesting, vertical, mixed typology that combines a music conservatorium with student accommodations. The rooftop garden terrace is a delightful amenity for day and residence students,” Ann Lau, Judge.
“A truly joyful piece of architecture for children and people of all ages. The building feels as if it is floating in the air,” Ann Lau, Judge.
“The original building has been organically transformed into a vibrant campus 'hub', creating a humane and 'homely' educational community with a skilled and contemporary approach,” Wei Haobo, Judge.