VIRTUARCH received the prestigious BEED AWARDS for its outstanding performance and contribution in Educational Buildings Design in the category of “Asia Popular Educational Architectural Design Institutions Awards”. As an undisputed expert in this field, VIRTUARCH has realized over 100 school projects in China and numerous more in other Asian countries. Daniel Heusser, President of VIRTUARCH, accepted the award during a ceremony on Monday, August 3, 2020 at the BEED conference in Shanghai.


On behalf of BEED, Alex Shen, General Principal of Cogdel Cranleigh School in Changsha handed over the award to Daniel Heusser, President of VIRTUARCH.

BEED AWARDS is an award focusing on the education sector, sponsored by BEED Asia, the host of the BEED 2020 Asian School Building Conference which took place in Shanghai on August 3 and August 4, 2020, drawing a large attendance of experts from the educational field. The goal of the BEED AWARDS is to reward businesses, organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to education.

“We are happy and grateful to have received this award as a recognition of our work as architects in the field of education. We would like to thank the jury and of course all the many famous international and renowned local schools in Asia for entrusting us with their valuable projects. Today, over 100,000 children and students are spending their schooldays in spaces designed by VIRTUARCH”, says Daniel Heusser.

Kaiwen International School – Jinzhanxiang Campus, Beijing: This school project covers a total area of around 160,000 square meters with over 200 classrooms, a Sports Center, a Performing Arts Center with an 800 seats theatre and other facilities.

VIRTUARCH is successfully realizing educational projects in Asia since 2003. VIRTUARCH’s core expertise are Programing, Architecture Design, Interior Design, Landscaping Design and Project Management for Educational Projects. VIRTUARCH has realized kindergartens, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, K-12 campuses, vocational training centers and adult education facilities and has won several awards for its outstanding Educational Projects.

EUROCAMPUS HONGQIAO, Shanghai: Right in the center of the EUROCAMPUS, the joint school campus of the German School and the French School in Shanghai, VIRTUARCH inserted an award-winning library building. The building sticks out with its iconic façade built of carefully engineered book-shaped sunshading elements.

A colorful campus for a multi-cultural school: The International School of Tianjin (IST) entrusted VIRTUARCH since 2006 with the design of all its campus development and renovation projects. For the façade renovation of the “Han” Building, VIRTUARCH realized a multi-colour façade composed from carefully selected fibre-cement panels of Swisspearl.

Beijing Foreign Studies University Affiliated Rugao Longyouhu School: It is a greenfield K-12 school campus offering 100,000 square meters of teaching and boarding facilities to its school community. The school employed VIRTUARCH as architecture consultants for the development of the new campus and gave VIRTUARCH the specific tasks to do the full architectural design of the international school building and the interior design of the entire school campus.

“The BEED AWARDS honors our whole team for their great contribution and cooperation over many years, and I want to thank each of them. For us, this award is also a motivation to continue our efforts to create spaces, in which more students feel comfortable and find the right environment to grow”, promises Daniel Heusser.

A competent and motivated team: VIRTUARCH’s Shanghai team celebrating the completion of a project

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