The English College
Place Dynamix, working with Graphite Architects prepared concept, scheme and detailed landscape architecture design for the major refurbishment of this popular established school in Dubai. The major transformation will provide a variety of new external spaces for different age groups and functional requirements. Extra sports facilities have been introduced to compliment the school's reputation for sports excellence and includes new fitness trails, sprint track and outdoor exercise equipment.
Outdoor learning zones have been introduced as breakout spaces for the new science, food and technology classrooms. New experimental gardens provide space for students to learn about productive landscapes, food production and modern technology. New seating areas around the existing sports pitch have been introduced, utilizing the change in levels to create stadium style seating and informal seating on ramps and raised terraces.
In compliance with new accessibility requirements in the Dubai Universal Design Code, Place Dynamix have sought to improve access to building for students of all abilities. New ramps, stramps and levels have been improved at all entrances. In doing so, the general arrival experience has been upgraded to create a better functional and visual experience for students and visitors. New planting, shading trees and green walls improve the overall appearance of the school