Dewan Architects & Engineers to design 6 schools in Al Ain for ADEC
Dewan Architects & Engineers has been selected to design six of the 18 schools planned by the Abu Dhabi Education Council for the emirate of Al Ain, as part of its initiative for improving education infrastructure throughout the UAE’s capital.
ADEC recently unveiled plans to build 100 new schools in the emirate of Abu Dhabi with construction on 18 schools starting this year. Technology is a key feature of the new school design that will be applied to new school buildings. Labs and ICT rooms will be equipped with the latest technology and every educational space in the new school buildings will be prepared for wireless connections to the internet, providing a new learning mode for students in which they will learn direct computer skills. A number of technological features are also set to be applied to teaching methods, making classes more interactive and conducive to an environment where students apply greater problem-solving and analytical skills.
In order to achieve these aims, Dewan has worked with its teams of specialists to deliver world class architectural solutions that are economical, environmentally friendly, buildable and easy to maintain. These principles were carefully adopted and packaged within outstanding exterior designs that correspond with the client’s vision for the future.
Dewan Chairman Mr. Mohamed Al Assam said of the schools project, “We are thrilled to have been selected to partake in this project. Schools play such a fundamental role in our children’s lives, as an integral part of the shaping of our future leaders.“
One of the schools was appointed by Aldar Properties PJSC, Abu Dhabi’s premier real estate development, management and investment company, who selected CPG Consultants Pte Ltd to undertake the concept and schematic design and Dewan Architects & Engineers to complete the design development of a new world-class education facility that will be part of Aldar Academies – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aldar Properties.
The new school, which will replace an existing structure, is in line with Aldar Academies’ strategic mission to create sustainable educational spaces that offer superior aesthetics and information and communications technologies, and provide world-class educational facilities within a stimulating and secure environment.
The school will be located in the Al Bateen area in Abu Dhabi and will cater to 1,200 students from Y7 to Y13, with a wide range of classrooms, labs, shared common spaces, home economics facilities, a multi-material workshop, music classrooms, drama studios, an indoor swimming pool, a multipurpose hall, a performance hall, an educational courtyard (oasis), administration facilities and outdoor sport facilities.