Case Study

German International School Sydney (GISS):

Campus Vision

Campus Masterplan Brief

GISS Workshop participants


Terry Hills, NSW

624 students / 65000sqm

‘One’ unique campus for intercultural learning

The Proposition

To develop a campus vision and brief to accommodate a doubling in growth for K-12. This would allow GISS to remain competitive in the market, offering a unique learning experience with a German-culture focus.

The Vision and Brief

Antelope co-created a vision for a future campus that connects GISS as ‘one’, creating intercultural learning experiences, supporting their community’s wellbeing, whilst being a flexible and inspiring open learning environment.

Antelope led engagements to inspire staff and students to think beyond the current campus constraints. This included surveys, interviews and an interactive workshop with 50 educators to imagine their student’s future challenges, learning space needs and desired skills at graduation.

This culminated in a campus vision and brief which captured the strategic, pedagogical and spatial needs of GISS. Priority projects were defined, to satisfy short term and long-term goals, and to inform a staged approach to the development. This allowed GISS to embark on the Masterplan design process with confidence.

“Her charismatic, joyful attitude, visionary spirit, ability to listen, desire to understand, skilful management and power to motivate people made it all work.”


Dr Lorenz Metzger, Principal, The German International School Sydney