Seven new schools in Abu Dhabi, designed by Broadway Malyan for the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), are set to open to students this academic year.
The schools will provide a total of 7,000 student places and 120,000m2 of new floor space.
Director Ian Apsley said: “The completion of the schools marks a key milestone for education in the region.
“They create a new breed of spatial and learning environments in Abu Dhabi’s schools and blend international best design practice with contemporary sustainable principles, and the result is testament to the practice’s successful approach to integrated place-making in the wider Middle East region.”
Sustainability was a key design driver, as can be seen in the ‘eco court’ of the Abu Dhabi West school. The court employs shading structures which power the school’s science labs and help grow plants for biology lessons.
ADEC’s ten year strategic plan is aimed at delivering a historic transformation of Abu Dhabi’s education system.