Internally, the entrance relates to an extensive corridor, for easy circulation and connectivity to the programmes located around the building. Here, the central corridor space incorporates a ‘pop-up’ roof to evoke a light filled and airy space.
A neutral tonal palette was favourable, as the external timber cladding sets a soothing and warm feel upon entry. The pattern of the dynamic façade relates back to the cultural context, with angles forming the Emirate slant.
The extensive floor to ceiling sliding doors and windows around the building, provide seamless indoor and outdoor flow, and spacious light filled areas for children. Strategically connecting each room to the external environment, the project allows natural ventilation and passive cooling to take place. Visual connectivity to the outdoors further enhances the child’s indoor learning experience.