St George’s British International School is an international school located in Rome, Italy. It was founded in 1958 to serve Rome’s British, international and expatriate communities, and today educates 860 children from over 70 countries.
The School is a member of COBIS (Council of British International Schools).
St George’s British International School first approached S+B in 2015 as they were planning to refurbish two of their science labs. They wanted high-quality furniture and flexibility and they chose the Xenium ServiceTowers and Tables with corian worktops as this laboratory science furniture system facilitated the easy rearrangement of the learning environment and eliminated the risks of unsecured components due to its unique Intercon connection system.
Ducted Ecoline fume cupboards were provided for science labs and prep room whilst a Mobiline recirculatory fume cupboard was supplied for running demos in the middle of the labs for students due to its visibility provided by the 4 sides windows.
Teaching walls, teachers demo benches, stools and murals completed the design.
2D drawings and 3D renderings of the furniture layouts were provided for visualisation purpose during the design phase.
The small pallet of colours consisted of greys to create a visual sensation of space and light with accents of blues on doors and drawers fronts and stools.
In 2017 and 2018 S+B returned to Rome to fit the Chemistry and Biology laboratories featuring the same Xenium lab furniture system as the school had such a positive experience in using it the previous years. They were satisfied by the fact they had more control over the space could use those labs in so many ways.
During all three projects, S+B collaborated closely with architect Benedetta Gargiulo Morelli from NOS Design, a former student of the school.
The pictures featured below are courtesy of NOS Design, the photographer is Paolo Mercogliano.