The “Rajini Foundation School” is named after Queen Savang Vadhana, the founder of the Rajini Foundation. The school is located on an expanse of land along the Bang Pakong River, with seasonal breezes and cool air from the river moving through. The design concept focused on three aspects: Heritage Spirit, Education 3.0, and Sustainable Life.
Heritage Spirit The white bullet wood flower is the symbol of the Rajini Schools and expresses the essence of this all-girls school. This was incorporated into the design elements, such as the outside air openings. This also acts as a screen, providing privacy by preventing people from the outside looking in and creating a safe environment for the girls. The serenity of the location influenced the overall design of the buildings, resulting in unadorned, contemporary architecture.
Education 3.0 Designed to meet the needs of
Collaborative Learning, Technology, Customized Learning Space and Active
Learning to support modern education. This focuses on self-learning initiative
and paves the way for Education 4.0 in the future. These spaces are conducive
to collaborative learning, group work and exchanging ideas. At 2.5 meters wide,
the hallways allow for seating and a large center court provides a space for
indoor gatherings. Exterior spaces can be used for a host of different
activities, and a bridge linking two buildings of various classrooms and
learning spaces facilitates the students’ diverse curriculum.
The buildings are oriented
on a North-South axis. Classrooms face the Bang Pakong River on one side and
the school gardens on the other. The classrooms are the focal point of the
school grounds. This is linked to the bleachers designed for outdoor activities
which are within a comfortable walking distance of 50-100 meters. It is
important for buildings designed in clusters to have well-planned connecting
walkways to ensure long-term functionality. The central court also allows
natural light into the building through a skylight.
are in line with the school’s mission to foster virtuous and capable young
women through modern academics in a natural and sustainable environment.