Two prestigious Academies in the centre of the new Najmat community
Stride Treglown’s Abu Dhabi office was appointed by Advanced Education Services, LLC to deliver two prestigious Academies in the centre of the new Najmat community, on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi.
Najmat Al-Reem Arabic Academy and Najmat Al-Reem International Academy will provide through school education from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and Foundation Stage to Sixth Form respectively, for approximately 2,000 students each and they are both due to open in September 2014. Advanced Education Services, LLC have engaged Company for British Teachers (CfBT) as operators for both schools.
The designs for the academies will focus on providing fresh, modern and dynamic learning environment while expressing the client’s aspiration to deliver world class schooling in Abu Dhabi and responding to Reem Developers’ vision to create a contemporary urban development.
Stride Treglown’s dedicated Education team has adopted a concept for both proposals which allows building functions to be broken down into legible architectural components. At the same time modern interpretations of design elements are employed in the building facades of each Academy reflecting and complimenting their different character and identity. A signature framed canopy sails over and defines the components on the focal elevation of each Academy.
The designs combine materials in manners which respond to Reem Developers’ preferred palette of fresh and light colour accents, and their guidelines for ‘materials, finishes, detailing and techniques that are timeless, durable and sustainable’.