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Christian school to become second sustainable in South Korea

Worship Facilities Magazine

March 1st 2010

Taejon Christian International School, a new 900-student, private International school in Taejon, South Korea, is now under construction.

The design was co-created by Myhre Group Architects and DECA Architecture, both of Portland, Ore. The site for the pre K-12 school is approximately 8.17 acres, located in the Techno-Valley of the city of Taejon. It is designed to meet advanced standards for sustainability and energy efficiency by becoming the second school in South Korea to meet the Green Building Certification Criteria (GBCC) "Excellent Level."

The new school will include classrooms, a 500-seat auditorium, primary and secondary libraries, a performing and fine arts center, and an athletic facility containing two gymnasiums, as well as numerous athletic amenities, courts and playing fields.

The project's designers reportedly used a student-centered approach that will make the school look and function more like a college campus than a traditional K-12 school. The building is separated into "learning communities" by grade level and features informal gathering areas to help generate learning opportunities outside the classroom.