Heatherwick Studio has revealed the design for The British School in Tokyo. This school will be the largest international school in the heart of the city. The school will open in August 2023 as part of the Azabudai Hills development, this will be the first school the Studio has designed anywhere in the world.Commissioned by Toranomon-Azabudai District Urban Redevelopment Association, of which Mori Building and Japan Post Holdings are leading participants, the school comprises of 15,000 square meter, with outdoor learning and recreational spaces spread across eight levels, interspersed with trees and nature. The building will be able to host over 800 students from more than 50 countries, offering a British educational curriculum to the international community of Tokyo.Instead of rows of vertically stacked classrooms, outdoor spaces create social spaces where students and teachers can work together. Planted balconies will be cared for by the students and overlapping terraces cascade down to provide views of the surrounding area where the building meets the central garden landscape.The design takes full advantage of the local climate with a seamless flow from the indoors to the outdoors. Beyond the classrooms, the site also includes shared areas for independent and group learning, two libraries, a suite of music studios, an art studio, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics centre, two sports pitches, a dance studio, a sports hall and an indoor swimming pool.