A closed competition was held in 2009 by SCM to generate a design for a new international school in the city of Donetsk, Ukraine. JFA won the competition and was awarded the concept design stage of work. JFA completed the concept design work for the building in November 2011. The Grigorivska School serves grades K-12, and was designed for approximately 325 pupils, located in Voroshilov region of Donetsk by the 3rd city’s pond shore. It includes Kindergarten, extensive sport facilities and library. JFA’s original idea was to add to the cultural value of the school by creating a large scale high-end auditorium that would become an architectural focal point, and be made available to host after-school events for the City of Donetsk. All aspects of the building as well as the landscape design incorporated JFA’s “green” philosophy.