DULWICH COLLEGE ABU DHABI (NEW CAMPUS), ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Client: DULWICH COLLEGE
Location: Abu Dhai, United Arab Emirates
Project date: 2009
Services: Concept Design
dulwich college abu dhabi (new campus)
Dulwich College Abu Dhabi will feature contemporary building design in a contemporary campus environment. Reference to the Dulwich cultural heritage and architectural style as well as to local building tradition can give inspiration; ornamental design, typical for the region, might be integrated in a modern interpretation. A campus feeling should be accomplished, with a variety of buildings blending together to form an entity. The campus would ideally be organized around a central square as a place to meet and to share.
The school shall be a campus where inside and outside areas are blending and interacting, to build a continuous learning environment. The landscaping will be an integral part of the design, to enable the students to see things grow, to experience changes in a life’s cycle. Landscaping should consider connection to greenbelts outside the school and provide a habitat to different species.
Utilization and understanding of science and technology is an integral part of Dulwich teaching philosophy. Therefore the students should be enabled to perceive and measure the impact of technology, especially regarding sustainability information (e.g. about the energy production of solar panels, etc.) in their daily school life. A representative feeling should be achieved for the public areas, especially the Performing Arts Center, emphasized also by the central public square, linking school and communal facilities.