School buildings nowadays not just have to fulfill their basic purpose as places for the education of children, they also need to project the image of the school in order to make it distinguishable from other learning facilities. The physical appearance of a school building is often taken as an indicator of the school’s ability and the success it has achieved in providing quality education to its students. This also holds true for this school building owned by Yayasan BPK Penabur.
An integrated Christian school, the 3,681 sqm BPK Penabur building occupies a 8,693 sqm site located in the Singgasana Pradana residential complex in Bandung. Belonging to Yayasan BPK penabur, the school offers education on the kindergarten, elementary school, junior high school and senior high school levels. The design concept was developed by Farchitect and features a building dominated by geometric and dynamic shapes. The philosophy behind the many curved shapes and non-symmetrical patterns is that they are condusive to fostering the kind of creative thinking that will advance the nation in the future. This approach is also clearly stated in the school’s slogan “Join BPK Penabur, the Future is yours”.