Campus Gateway Project
Vientiane, January 20, 2023
A glimpse to the future
The Auditorium (from the stage area) as the retractable seating is installed
The Auditorium (from the Bio-Box) looking down on the space that will be the stage area (curtains, lights and all)
Secondary Drama Studio
Secondary Music Studio
Primary Performing Arts Studio
Vientiane, June 1, 2022
Vientiane, March 23, 2022
Vientiane, March 3, 2022
As we welcome our community back to campus, it is clear that the "landscape" has been transformed by the construction work that has taken place over the last ten months. It is exciting to see the steel trusses being lifted into place to support the roof structure as it helps to give a real sense of the size and scale of these two buildings.
In terms of construction, we are about 42% of the way through - although the remaining construction will go much faster than the initial stages. There have been some COVID-related challenges that have impacted the original timescale which was only to be expected but fortunately have not been as severe as they could have been.
The contractors are focusing on getting the gymnasium finished in time for the new school year in August so that students can have access to that facility from the outset. We are expecting the Admin and Performing Arts building to be handed over around the middle of next semester. This is a more complex building and the delay does not compromise our ability to deliver the performing arts programs.
We have appreciated KPG's ability to build around us without disrupting our access to campus. However, as pipes and drainage systems start to be laid under the walkway between the two buildings, we may have to change the way in which we all walk into the campus. Once we have more information we will communicate about the changes.
If you have not already done so, please explore this site to see the journey that has brought us to this point and full details of the design, including a virtual tour of what the new facilities will look like when they are finished.
A Mission-Driven Project
The VIS Board Chair, Sandra Seastedt, shares the "why" behind the project. Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page to experience the virtual tour.
Campus Gateway Project - English Version
Campus Gateway Project - Lao Subtitles
Imagine walking through the spaces and share in our excitement at the possibilities that await.