While devouring contemporary theory on school habitats, we were keen to develop a child centered environment, a home-away-from-home that
youngsters can explore and make their own. Sustainability is a key design driver, with the extensive use of natural light, passive design
strategies incorporated in a visible way to engage with students as part of their learning experience.
The building blocks have been oriented towards North-South to mitigate the harsh climate of Abu Dhabi. We intend to utilize the concept of mutual shading
from historic connotations to maximize daylight and minimize heat gain. Thus, we have formulated courtyards with varied scales to not only give mutually
shaded outdoor spaces but also to increase their seamless interaction with the indoor interactive spaces which in turn will encourage the children to indulge in physical activities and become inquisitive towards nature.