Maha Bodhi School (MBS) is a government-aided and coeducational primary school for students between the ages of 7 – 12. Founded in 1949 by the Singapore Buddhist Federation, it is one of the more well-known schools in Singapore. It is also one of the few schools offering the Special Assistance Plan, a programme which caters to academically strong students who excel in both their mother tongue and English.
Under the ministry’s plans to enhance primary school infrastructure to support holistic education and facilitate the transition of primary schools to single-session model, MBS is planning on an $18.79M upgrading project to enable their students to benefit from an enhanced learning environment.
Kicking start its plans, two 6 metres high VersiWall® GP (VGP) living walls were installed at the school’s courtyard to immerse students in a garden-like setting, accentuating the school’s crest which keeps them reminded of MBS’s aspirations that all pupils of the school are able to take up the character and moral of the Lord Buddha; to emulate his example as they absorb knowledge, wisdom and scientific techniques of the world; to live morally, truthfully and wisely.
Incorporating greener space into the school setting not only brings life and better air into the school; it also creates a welcoming and educational environment especially for the young to start appreciating greenery through their early encounter with nature.
Client / Developer: Maha Bodhi School
Architect: Interconsultants Pte Ltd
Green Wall System Manufacturer: Elmich Pte Ltd
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