Based on an evolution of the standard mid market design, the brief for this project was to provide an innovative, economical and efficient through school, whilst providing the best possible educational spaces for 4,200 students, over 23,000sqm. Our approach ensures a high quality of both internal and external environments that reflect and enhances the user experience for each of the different academic age programmes.

As a general strategy the school is designed around a series of internal courtyards which introduces greenery and natural light to the interior whilst promoting natural ventilation and easy access to the landscaped courtyards.

A simple palette of external materials were selected to help accentuate the play full massing which has been carefully modelled to reduce the bulk of the overall development.

Project Details

  • Client: GEMS Education
  • Location: Dubai, UAE
  • Type: School
  • Scope: Architecture | Interior Design
  • Year: 2012 – 2014 (Built)