French international school – Hanoi (Vietnam)

11571 m2

Hanoi (Vietnam)

Competition 2013

Construction of the Alexandre Yersin French international school

AEFE (Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger)

Design team

DE-SO lead architect / ATEK local architect / RFR str / ELEMENT ING environmental ing / INDO-ENGI mep / COSYREST cook

Construction cost
7,5 M€ HT



Construction of a school with 62 classrooms, a kindergarten, library, auditorium, international sporting area and a swimming pool.


The French International School was undertaken using sustainable design principles.
All classrooms utilize natural ventilation.
A pedestrian footbridge connect the 3 schools (high school, primary school and kindergarten) and create on the street a strong iconic image.
The green courtyards create different atmostheres and different exterior spaces with shades.