Summer Holidays Help Making A Difference in Your School!

While temperatures drop and winter has arrived, it’s time for many schools to think of the next summer. Summer holidays are an important period to upgrade, renovate or even enlarge your educational and administrative facilities. When the new semester begins, students will be enjoying a brand-new learning environment.

VIRTUARCH, the Swiss architecture, interior design and project management company with the presence in Asia for over 20 years, successfully realized more than 120 school projects in China and many more projects in Europe and Southeast Asia. With the aim of BUILDING BETTER FUTURES, VIRTUATCH works with the schools to define the upgrading works, provide inspiring designs and, if requested, manage the implementation of the project during the short holiday break in summer.

The inspiring new STEAM area in Dulwich College Shanghai

Education is changing, and wear and tear is asking its toll on school facilities. Therefore, from time to time, teaching spaces have to be renovated, upgraded and made fit for the new school year and the next generation of students. VIRTUARCH has been in charge for many summer works of some of the best schools in China and in Southeast Asia, such as Dulwich College Shanghai, German School Pudong, the French School Yangon, U-Link School Shanghai, International School of Tianjin and many others.

VIRTUARCH, with its vast experience in educational projects and its hands-on project management approach, helps making a difference.

A summer holiday transformation: The canteen of International School of Tianjin

A summer holiday transformation: The public area of Dulwich College Beijing

A summer holiday transformation: The lobby of Wellington College in Shanghai

A summer holiday transformation: The corridor of Wellington College in Shanghai

A summer holiday transformation: The open area of Huili School Shanghai

Less than eight weeks of decoration time make a difference in your facilities. Following the mission of the younger generation, VIRTUARCH’s track record consists of summer renovation works, bigger renovations and upgradings of existing buildings, campus expansions, or new school campus projects.

A high quality and characteristic theatre of International School of Tianjin, upgraded during a Summer holiday: Acoustics, Lights, Stage technology, and the entire look and feel have been transformed.

Dulwich Campus Renovation and Extension in Shanghai from 2016 to 2018 is an outstanding example of VIRTUARCH’s educational projects. During a three-year cooperation, we realized the renovation and extension of several buildings on the campus, with the peak Summer work of almost 10’000 square meter of areas renovated during one summer. VIRTUARCH redesigned key spaces such as the library, the music and drama classrooms, a black box theatre, the science and arts rooms, the canteen as well as the administration and central reception areas.

The Chinese canteen of Dulwich College Shanghai

The bright library in Dulwich College Shanghai helps students focus on books

VIRTUARCH made a big difference by adding skylights to bring more natural light into the large interior spaces of the school building, creating a transparent and open teaching landscape which is designed for today’s teaching needs.

It is noteworthy that VIRTUARCH’s experience and approach allows a tight management of time, cost and risk; it is certainly one of the key competences of VIRTUARCH to realize functional, well-designed educational facilities within budget and schedule. We take pride of the fact that none of our Summer Works projects have ever been delivered late; students always were enjoying the brand-new facilities on the first day of coming back to school.

The outdoor garden of International School of Tianjin connects nature: Upgrading of garden and playground areas during a Summer holiday

If you consider upgrading or renovating your school in Summer 2024, contact us now. We are happy to share more of our know-how and help you make a change. Contact us now, calling one of our offices or sending an e-mail to


VIRTUARCH is an international award-winning design and project management firm originating from Switzerland and with offices in China and Southeast Asia. With over 20 years of experience, we have successfully delivered more than 500 architectural and project management projects in China and across Asia.

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