Diverse, dual language education campus
The International School of Creative Science in Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, provides dual education founded on both the English and Arab Curricula, and welcomes students between ages 5 and 18 from over 40 different and diverse nationalities.
Located in an outlying suburb of the city, the school facilities required essential upgrading and extension to deal with an increasing role and to bring the education provision in line with current needs, providing a state of the art future for both pupils and staff. Our proposals included a new Kindergarten building with protected internal courtyard to the north of the existing school and adjacent to new sports facilities which included multi purpose pitches and an indoor swimming pool.
The new school accommodation was to be extended to the north of the existing buildings to provide distinct and separate teaching spaces for boys and girls, arranged round shaded external courtyards, reflecting a modern response to traditional architecture whilst providing play areas shaded from strong sunlight.