Stride Treglown designs two Reem Island academies
Architect designs pair of Najmat academies each housing 2,000 children
Architectural practice Stride Treglown has announced that it has been appointed to deliver two major new school projects at Reem Island in Abu Dhabi.
The firm is to deliver both the Najmat Al-Reem Arabic Academy and the Najmat Al-Reem International Academy on the island - each of which will have a capacity for around 2,000 children ranging in age from Kindergarten through to sixth form level.
Developer Advanced Education Services has appointed the Company for British Teachers as operators for both academies, which are set to open in September 2014.
Stride Treglown said that the design for the academies will focus on providing fresh, modern and dynamic learning environments 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.
Design elements for each facade compliment their different characters - both of which are developed within a signature framed camopy. Stride Treglown said that it had also worked to Reem Developers' preference for light colours and its guidelines for using materials that are 'timeless, durable and sustainable'.
International director Richard Philipson said: “The proposed schools will function as independent places of learning and should be an inspiration to the students. In addition, we hope the designs will serve as focal points for civic architecture”.