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  5. Rosan Bosch Studio
  6. 2015
  7. The Sheikh Zayed Academy / Rosan Bosch Studio

The Sheikh Zayed Academy / Rosan Bosch Studio

  • 21:00 - 11 May, 2016
The Sheikh Zayed Academy / Rosan Bosch Studio
The Sheikh Zayed Academy / Rosan Bosch Studio , © Kim Wendt
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • Creative Director

    Rosan Bosch
  • Area

    29000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

  • Architect & Designer

    Marie Maj Hansen
  • Architects in Charge

    Jeppe Kleinheinz, Matias Grez, Helen Battison
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Text description provided by the architects. The Sheik Zayed Private Academy for boys is designed to support different learning styles and 21st century educational skills. Rosan Bosch Studio has transformed the school into a differentiated learning environment that stimulates each student’s individual needs and invokes a sense of pride and belonging.

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© Kim Wendt

By offering overlapping and differentiated learning environments, containing areas for knowledge sharing, inspiration and personal challenge, the design supports, develops and engages each student. Sports and movement are recognized as integral parts of the education process and generous capacity for these disciplines has been built into the indoor learning environment. The design combines organized educational spaces with informal educational spaces outside the classroom, thereby extending the learning experience throughout the school.

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Instead of empty hallways the academy now forms an engaging setting for different learning situations. Amongst the many special designed elements is an organic red bench, meandering through the space enabling collaborative learning sessions and social interaction. Safe and confortable window niches support individual contemplation and the IT learning labs inspire students to acquire new knowledge. In the learner’s pool colourful ceramic pearls encourage students to dive.

© Kim Wendt
© Kim Wendt

The design refers to cultural heritage with strong visual effects created throughout the school. It draws on references to the desert and natural resources, such as the water channels, which have been crucial to the life in the region. Artistic graphic design and way finding unfolds in the academy with references to the local history and subjects such as mathematics, language and geography.

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© Kim Wendt
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Plan
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© Kim Wendt

The comprehensive building fit out includes 29.000 m2, and has a capacity for 1400 students from KG1 to Gr12. The design concept is a high quality and forward-looking design solution, which meets international standards based on a strong visual identity, with deep respect for the Emirati culture and traditions.

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "The Sheikh Zayed Academy / Rosan Bosch Studio " 11 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/786759/the-sheikh-zayed-academy-rosan-bosch-studio/> ISSN 0719-8884
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阿联酋充满活力的教育空间,Sheikh Zayed 学校 / Rosan Bosch Studio